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Linda Schuster
Linda Schuster • 1 year ago

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 material...

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Anglo-Saxon (600–1154): 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 material, and the veil could be worn under or over.

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Plantagenet (14th century): Horizontal Braiding, 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).

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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).

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circlet Circlet headdresses are available in two heights and a variety of fabrics, veils and trims. There is Velcro in the back making them one size fits all. Regular circlets are 2 1/4" high Tall are 3 5/8"