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by Archaeology Newsroom

Cretan Attire During the Venetian Rule (1211-1669)

During the thirteenth century, the first century of the Venetian rule on Crete, the attire of the islanders remained attached to the Byzantine dressing models. However, starting from the fourteenth century on, first the male and later the female costumes are influenced by the dressing styles of the West, that will fully affect the local attire by the early fifteenth century. Nevertheless, it seems that even in the second half of the fifteenth century some Cretan women continue to wear as a formal Clothing the Byzantine dress.