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The Ionic Chiton

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The costume of these people consisted practically of only two garments for men and women alike—nothing more than rectangular pieces of material—but the manner of wearing them required care, management and perfect taste.
These garments were called by the Greeks:
THE CHITON and THE HIMATION, but are
commonly known to us as "The Tunic" and "The Mantle."

The last six centuries B.C. and the nineteenth and twentieth centuries A.D. share a distinction in the history of costume, as being the
only periods in which women have dominated the fashions.

The women were compelled by law to change their attire, as it was found that the large pins by which the earlier "peplos"* was fastened proved dangerous weapons in the hands of infuriated women, whereas the Ionic chiton generally required no pins.

Author
Costume and Fashion
THe evolution og European dress through the earlier ages
By Herbert Norris
Published in 1924
Available at archive.org
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