Itinerary B
Piazza Armerina

[3] Precious clothes for an important event

The welcoming ceremony involved wearing appropriate clothing for the occasion. It was an important form of homage and even the clothes had to express the official character through the richness of the fabric, cotton and silk materials from the East. The decorations, orbicles and clubs, superimposed on the tunics of the characters, were embroidered with silver, copper and gold threads.