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Hairnet (not snood) of ribbon. The hair is pinned up first, and then the net is put on.

Hairnet (not snood) of ribbon. The hair is pinned up first, and then the net is put on.

hair net

Snood - the ribbon part, not the net

like the hair. simply dressed in a net. Notice the hair is still braided and pinned even with the net.

Civil war hairnet

Hair net

Lilly Dache hair net

Chenille hair net, shawl, hat

net cap

Pretty beaded net!

Snood, circa 1860, a snood was a decorative netting worn to contain the hair into a low bun. It came back into fashion in the 1940's.

Woman Seen from the Back (Ca 1865) Gorgeous look at the dressed hair under a fine net.

Fancy Headdress - This net is made of chenille, silk, or braid. A plait of velvet is placed round it, and at the side is a velvet bow. Take note my fellow reenactors, this is NOT a heavy rayon or polyester net.

http://timelytresses.com/trimmings/hair%20dressing/yellow%20green%20net.JPG This is the correct kind of net and ribbon to wear. Seen more on younger ladies than on older, but not unusual for older ladies either. It is not correct to call them snoods - snoods were worn during WWII. These are nets.

Nice Civil War hairstyle while wearing an appropriate hair net.

Authentic Antique Beaded Snood Hair Net - Museum Qaulity from www.banglesandbeadsonline.com

Hair pin by Castellani, Italy, circa 1860-1862, scarab set in gold with emerald (?)