The Italian Renaissance Costuming Challenge - Carol Salloum: To make a pearled snood like Eleonora de Toledo di Medici wears, I cut a 12" circle of 1" gridded flip chart paper. Then I wound the cord back and forth over the grid pinning the outside edges into a piece of cardboard. Afterwards, I carefully placed a pin at each intersection and removed from the cardboard. Next I will tack a pearl at each intersection.
The wimple was worn by married women from 1200-1400. It is a piece of fabric that is worn over the ears, hair, and around the chin. Depending on wealth, the fabric could be simple or grand. Some women had their wimple custom made with seams and pleats so it was easier to put on. The wimple is still worn by some nuns in traditionalist churches.