The woman from Dacia

Request: A servant/slave in ancient Roman times from Dacia.

Together we gathered information about what this woman could have worn. I used a gauze linen and dyed it with madder (red and orange) and birch (green). They think they might have made ‘cheap’ green from mos and algae, and this was also thought of a very toxic process, so for my and my clients health I used birch with a touch of iron.

I made a Chiton (dress), short Palla (draping scarf) and headscarf. All hand sewn with wool thread.

You might be seeing her wandering around in Archeon Museum Park.
Commissioned by Floortje Zwigtman.