This dalmatic, or ceremonial tunic of German kings from 1125-1150 was
made from very dark blue (almost violet) silk, and was richly
decorated with gold and pearls around the circumference of neck,
bottom hem and the sleeves. The long leeves were quite wide at the
shoulder, yet fitted closely to the forearms and especially the
wrists. The lower part of the tunic, extending below the waist, was
widened by means of triangular pieces of fabric inserted on each side.
This garment was very long, extending down to the ankles, with total
length of 140 cm. Thus, it has been hypothesized that the owner was
about 175 cm tall. The original width of the fabric used is unknown,
but it must have been at least 82 cm wide.
Based on: A History
of Costume; Carl Köhler; translated by Alexander K.. Dallas M.A.;
Philadelphia; 1928; David McKay Company