The clothes of the Byzantine became a luxurious, rigid dress, which covered the body and veiled it’s forms. The ruling layer of the society liked silk materials and brocade, which were richly embroidered with precious metals and pearls.
Byzantine & Christian Museum. The polychrome, woven band was part of the decoration on a chiton. Usually a linen chiton had bands sewn in a vertical arrangement on front and back as well as towards the ends of the sleeves.
revision of the original rendition of Byzantine Shirt from Manazan Caves. Apparently the shirt was cut off the body, then wrapped unrepaired around it for display, leading the patterner, Peter Beatson, to revise his original drawing. Bravo for finding and fixing!