Mmh...thats interessting i mean why the heck did they not let phoenicians on their Islands but towards the spanish,portugues and italians they welcomed them on their Islands.Oh no, friend! European contacts precede the conquest by a century. There're very interesting stories before the arrival of Bethencourt, Vivaldi brothers visit is unsure, Lancelotto arrival is sure but of uncertain date, Niccoloso da Recco in 1341 gave us the first absolutely certain post-Roman account of the islands. The Virgin of Candelaria was landed on the southern coast of Tenerife probably in the 1390's, or before, in the context of Mallorquine evangelization of the Canaries. A bishopric had been stablished in Telde in 1351, and the Mallorquines tried a first evangelization of the population, stablishing three missions in Gran Canaria (Telde, Santa Catalina in Las Palmas, La Aldea), which ultimately were destroyed by natives (the missionaries were thrown alive into the "Sima de Jinámar" a deep volcanic chasm, were their bodies probably still lie). The ultimate failure of the mission must be understood in the context of increasing slave raids, since we know of many Castilian and Portuguese slave expeditions
The phoenicians for sure were dressed like Traders dont know how cathagenes traders were dressed at that time but i guess it was confortable.But the south-europeans after them were not traders in that sense too find new economic marketplaces like the phoenicians did ,no they have started the reconquista centuries ago and so is their dress.The post-roman visitor of the islands were dressed in khnight suits(except the missionaries) and i remember about a legend of the Guanches that they are wating for a savior dressed different then normal people.Is this an explanation for their behaviour or am i wrong that Hanno visited the islands ?