Roman shoe from a well, from Saalburg(?). Photo by Rein_Photo.

Roman shoe from a well, from Saalburg(?). Photo by Rein_Photo.

FOUR PAIRS OF ROMAN GOLD EARRINGS   Circa 2nd-4th Century A.D. NOTE: elaborate - Byz bling

FOUR PAIRS OF ROMAN GOLD EARRINGS Circa 2nd-4th Century A.D. NOTE: elaborate - Byz bling

Roman garb for the SCA:  costuming information for men, women, and children from Early Imperial Rome.  Images, descriptions, research, patterns, and sewing instructions.

Roman garb for the SCA: costuming information for men, women, and children from Early Imperial Rome. Images, descriptions, research, patterns, and sewing instructions.

Some rich and poor women wore a robe called a stola. Wealthy women wore stolas of linen. Over the robe, some draped a long scarf to protect their hair when they went outdoors. | The Life of the Rich | Kids Discover

Some rich and poor women wore a robe called a stola. Wealthy women wore stolas of linen. Over the robe, some draped a long scarf to protect their hair when they went outdoors. | The Life of the Rich | Kids Discover

Women's Roman Costuming Images. Looks like a stola over some sort of short sleeved tunica.

Women's Roman Costuming Images. Looks like a stola over some sort of short sleeved tunica.

Robert's "Life & Death in Pompeii & Herculeneum" - pg 78. Pompeii fresco. Woman spinning, wearing white/natural tunica (artist has outlined the sleeves in red for visibility), sea green stola, saffron stola with pale blue edging wrapped around her waist (?). Bracelets and brown leather shoes.

Robert's "Life & Death in Pompeii & Herculeneum" - pg 78. Pompeii fresco. Woman spinning, wearing white/natural tunica (artist has outlined the sleeves in red for visibility), sea green stola, saffron stola with pale blue edging wrapped around her waist (?). Bracelets and brown leather shoes.

Fringed palla. "...respectable women also wore a long cloak, called a palla, over their tunic and stola when they went outside. This was rectangular in shape and was typically draped over the left shoulder, under the right arm and back across the body, carried by the left arm or thrown back again over the left shoulder. The palla could also be pulled up to cover the head, as shown in the above statue of Livia or in this depiction of a matron whose elegantly draped palla has a fringe."…

Fringed palla. "...respectable women also wore a long cloak, called a palla, over their tunic and stola when they went outside. This was rectangular in shape and was typically draped over the left shoulder, under the right arm and back across the body, carried by the left arm or thrown back again over the left shoulder. The palla could also be pulled up to cover the head, as shown in the above statue of Livia or in this depiction of a matron whose elegantly draped palla has a fringe."…

Detailed picture of sleeve on Roman woman's toga. McManus, Barbara. Detailed Image of toga sleeve. 2003. VRoma. National Endowment for the Humanities Teaching with Technology. Web. 9-27-11. http://www.vroma.org/images/mcmanus_images/sleeves.jpg

Detailed picture of sleeve on Roman woman's toga. McManus, Barbara. Detailed Image of toga sleeve. 2003. VRoma. National Endowment for the Humanities Teaching with Technology. Web. 9-27-11. http://www.vroma.org/images/mcmanus_images/sleeves.jpg

"Fresco of woman with tray in Villa San Marco of Stabiae." Roman woman wearing a stola.

"Fresco of woman with tray in Villa San Marco of Stabiae." Roman woman wearing a stola.

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