Himation

  • Ancient Greece
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

Traced to Ancient Greece (30 BC) and later to Byzantium, a Himation was a style of clothing similar to an Overwrap or Cloak. The Himation was considered a Unisex garment (worn by both Men and Women, alike). Worn in conjunction with the previously discussed Chiton and Pelpos garments, coloring varied greatly. The Himation was also applied to a form of sheer veil, drawn over the head (especially in Women's fashion).