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the medieval period, the coif remained one of the few items of headwear
which remained unchanged by virtue of its simple design. It is best
described as a close-fitting linen bonnet or cap, usually tied under
were made of fine or coarse linen, the only difference between those
worn by the upper and lower classes was the material from which they
were made. Upper classes naturally opted for luxury fabrics such as
silk or finer linens.
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