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Chaperone making headlines

Chaperon with Double Gorget -- wonder if there is any evidence that women wore this style?

Lancaster and York ( 1425-1480): Barbe, Loose Hair Barbe- a pleated linen bib, which went out of fashion, along with the wimple, in the sixteenth century. Sumptuary laws of mourning made the barbe mandatory for Court. Loose Hair- was only worn by young girls, unmarried, and queens during coronation ceremony and brides. Often a circlet was worn.

Anglo-Saxon (600 – 1154): Simple Veils, Head-tires, Combs, and Pin During this time the head was always covered with no hair showing, although it was usually braided elaborately underneath the veil. Veils- made of light-weight fabric like silk, cambric, or fine linen. They were usually rectangular lengths with a hole cut in the middle for putting the head through. Head-tires- circlets of gold that could be worn by any Saxon of rank at this time. The circlets could be made of other ma...

Norman (1066-1154): Couvre-Chef is new name for head-rail after invasion but longer sometimes to point of having to be knotted off the ground tending to hang down on either side of face worn with circlet to hold it in place, Hair Uncovered 1125, and Extreme Length where Illusion of extreme length through fake hair, ribbons. silk tubes and tassels, and attached metal cylinders

Plantagenet (14th century): Horizontal Braiding, Gorget Gorget--when a wimple is worn without a veil, pinned over hair coils on the side of the head (Fig. 19). Sometimes the coils were braided horizontally (Fig.18). Horizontal Braiding- popular in the mid 14th century, the head would go uncovered, but sometimes a fillet would support the plaits ( Fig. 22).

Plantagenet Crespine ( 1364-Late 14th century) Wearing the hair in vertical braids continued to be in fashion throughout the Planagenet period. Headdresses like fig. 25 featured fillets made of silver and gold, set with jewels. False hair was probably used and the whole piece would simply be placed over the head. The crespine led to more elaborate headdresses like fig. 26 and fig. 27, where narrow bands of metal, or wire, were made into a reticulated mesh which would sometimes be set with j...

York (1460-1485): Butterfly and Hennin Hennin- eventually the horns became so tall and vertical they merged into one tall horn. In England, the cone had a flat top and would not exceed a height of nine inches. Compared to the 2-3 feet of Continental styles, this was modest. Transparent veils were attached to the top, or draped, sometimes to the ground. Butterfly- consisted of a cap which resembled an inverted flowerpot, set at an angle orginally resembling the hennin, and then eventually be...

Fillet and a rolled veil; Marie de Bourbon (1274, France)

Fillet and a wimple; Béatrix de Candoire (1262, France)

Pattern your own simple coif or unpadded arming cap, from the Maniacal Medievalist website. Very nicely detailed instructions on this versatile headgear for men and women.

Pattern Your Own Simple Coif / Unpadded Arming Cap

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headrail Encomium Emmae Reginae 1042

12th Century | Maniacal Medievalist

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center seam

Pattern Your Own Simple Coif / Unpadded Arming Cap

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Tip and tricks of how to curl and add feathers/plumes to your hat

Feather, feathers and plumes!

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Tips and Tricks: Preventing Slippage ( with your headcovering)

Aénor's Treatise on 12th Century Women's Headgear

How to stitch together ostrich feathers for a plume.

10 Tips to Look More Medieval - info about straw & felt hats, including that the felt ones might have been lined with linen and included tying strings

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.

hat thought to date from approximately 1350, although its rarity and the lack of comparative examples make dating particularly difficult to date