Stock Photo: Anglo Saxon woman wearing a tunic, veil, mantle, and open-toe shoes (36), Anglo Saxon woman in tunic and veil (37), and Anglo Saxon woman in a veil in a different colour from her mantle (38).". . "Veils were dyed in various colours and made of fabrics probably more or less precious." . . Handcolored copperplate engraving from Robert von Spalart's "Historical Picture of the Costumes of the Principal People of Antiquity and of the Middle Ages" (1796).