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Headpieces - Circlets - Hoods - Veils & Wimples - Hats - Coifs

Headpieces

Red silk templers with pewter coronet
Country of Origin:
England, France
Time period: late 14th-15th century
Basic Style of Headwear: Circlet/Coronet
Outer Colour/colours: Dark red, silver
Fabric: Silk
Construction Materials: Metal, fabric, false hair, gemstones
Metal: Pewter
Details of Gemstones & Pearls: Garnets, freshwater pearls (sm & large)
Details of Embroidery, Thread, Trim etc: Quilting cotton
Made by: Rosalie using pre-bought coronet
Documentation: Isabeau de Baviere

Braided Hair headpiece
Country of Garment: England
Time Period: Late 14th century
Type of Garment:
Cylinder cauls
Outer Colour: (in progress) gold
Outer Fabric: Dupion silk
Construction materials: Wire, silk, stiffened linen, semi-precious stones.
Decorative features: Semi precious stones set into band.
Construction method: Hand stitched with white silk thread.
Documentation: 1381 Wife of Sir Thomas Burton, brass effigy


Circlets

Green patterned silk circlet with pearls
Country of Garment: England/Europe
Time Period: 14th century
Type of Garment:
Fillet
Outer Colour: silver-green
Outer Fabric: patterned silk
Lining Colour: black
Lining Fabric: wool felt
Decorative features: garnet beads, freshwater pearls of 2 sizes forming an oval pattern. Freshwater pearls individually stitched at the top and along the crown.
Construction method: Hand constructed and hand stitched.
Documentation: 1250 Cathedral of St Catherine and Maurice Germany

Scarlet silk fillet with gold roses
Country of Garment: England & Europe
Time Period: 13-15th century
Type of Garment:
Fillet
Outer Colour: Scarlet
Outer Fabric: 100% Dupion silk
Decorative features: Brass roses stitched at intervals around the entire circlet
Construction method: Hand stitched with scarlet silk thread onto a woven band.
Documentation: Luttrell Psalter, 14th century. England. chess scene. + others

Cream felt and pearl circlet
Country of Garment: England/Europe
Time Period: 14th century
Type of Garment:
Fillet
Outer Colour: Cream
Outer Fabric: Wool felt
Lining Colour: Cream
Lining Fabric: Wool felt
Decorative features: Freshwater pearls sewn in a cross formation, Gold braid stitched at the bottom with freshwater pearls hand stitched into each segment.
Construction method: Hand constructed and hand stitched.
Documentation: 1250 Cathedral of St Catherine and Maurice Germany

Silk fillet
Country of Garment: England
Time Period: 10-15th century
Type of Garment:
Fillet
Outer Colour: White
Outer Fabric: Dupion silk
Decorative features: no decoration or embroidery.
Construction method: Hand stitched with white silk thread.
Documentaton:

Woven fillet
Country of Garment: England
Time Period: 12-15th century
Type of Garment:
Fillet
Outer Colour: Cream
Outer Fabric: Cotton
Decorative features: No decorative features
Construction method: Hand constructed and fell hand stitched bought webbing.
Bought from: Webbing bought from Spotlight.


Hoods - Silk & Wool

Gold and white silk hood
Country of Garment:
England
Time Period: Late 14th century
Type of Garment:
Hood with rectangular daggues
Outer Colour: Gold
Outer Fabric: Silk
Lining Colour: White
Lining Fabric: Silk
Closures: No closures
Decorative features: Silk embroidery- two lines and a line of scallops, gold plated brass roses on points.
Construction method: Hand stitched with silk thread. Based on existing hood patterns.
Documentation: Embroidery from the Romance of Alexander, France, 14th century

Green and white silk hood in progress
Country of Garment: England
Time Period: Late 14th century
Type of Garment:
Hood
Outer Colour: Emerald green
Outer Fabric: Silk
Lining Colour: White
Lining Fabric: Silk
Closures: No closures
Decorative features: Silk embroidery- two lines and a line of scallops, silver-plated fleur-de-lys set in between.
Construction method: Hand stitched with silk thread. Based on existing hood patterns with a shoulder gore and long liripipe..
Documentation:

Blue and white daggued silk hood
Country of Garment: England
Time Period: Late 14th century
Type of Garment:
Hood with rectangular daggues
Outer Colour: Peacock blue
Outer Fabric: Silk
Lining Colour: Off white
Lining Fabric: Silk
Closures: No closures
Decorative features: Silk embroidery- 2 sets of two lines above the daggues. Silk embroidery around the daggue edges.
Construction method: Hand stitched with silk thread. Based on existing hood patterns.
Documentation: 14th century, Romance of Alexander.

Black wool buttoned hood
Country of Garment: England
Time Period: Late 14th century
Type of Garment:
Hood with rounded small tippet
Outer Colour: black
Outer Fabric: Wool
Lining Colour: white
Lining Fabric: linen
Closures: pewter buttons reproductions from the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology
Decorative features: none
Construction method: Hand stitched with quilting thread. Based on existing hood patterns with shoulder gore. Buttonholes are hand stitched
Documentation: Luttrell Psalter 1345, England. Month of February, Duk du Berry Book of Hours 1402, France.

Olive wool hood with embroidery
Country of Garment: England, France
Time Period: Late 14th century
Type of Garment:
Hood with tippet
Outer Colour: Olive
Outer Fabric: Wool
Lining Colour: Off white
Lining Fabric: linen
Closures: No closures
Decorative features: Silk embroidery- 3 lines and a line of scallops around the bottom and 2 lines around the face, garnet beads on the scallop points..
Construction method: Hand stitched with quilting thread. Based on existing hood patterns.
Documentation: Romance of the Rose, 14th century

Pink wool hood w embroidery
Country of Garment:
England
Time Period: Late 14th century
Type of Garment:
Hood with tippet
Outer Colour: Pink
Outer Fabric: Wool
Lining Colour: White
Lining Fabric: linen
Closures: No closures
Decorative features: Wool embroidery- 4 lines and a line of scallops around the bottom.
Construction method: Hand stitched with quilting thread. Based on existing hood patterns.
Documentation Romance of the Rose, 14th century

Red wool hood with tippet and daggues
Country of Garment: England, France, Europe
Time Period: Late 14th century
Type of Garment:
Hood with long tippet
Outer Colour: Scarlet red
Outer Fabric: Wool
Closures: No closures
Decorative features: none
Construction method: Hand stitched with quilting thread.
Documentation: Basic pattern based on Bockstern-style pattern. Daggues as seen in Romance of Alexander, France, 14th century.

Mauve striped wool hood with buttons
Country of Garment:
England
Time Period: Late 14th century
Type of Garment:
Hood with tippet
Outer Colour: Mauve grey
Outer Fabric: Striped herringbone wool
Lining Colour: Off white
Lining Fabric: Herringbone Wool
Closures: Wool buttons, hand made.
Decorative features: none
Construction method: Hand stitched with silk thread. Shoulder gores. Based on existing hood patterns. hand made buttons.
Documentation: Coronation of Clarette, 14th century, French
Brown wool hood with cream wool lining
Country of Garment: England
Time Period: Late 14th century
Type of Garment:
Hood with tippet
Outer Colour: Brown
Outer Fabric: Wool
Lining Colour: Off white
Lining Fabric: Herringbone Wool
Closures: buttons
Construction method: Hand stitched with silk thread. Shoulder gores. Based on existing hood patterns. Hand made buttons.
Documentaton: 14th century, Coronation of Clarette, France. Luttrell Psalter, England
Wine wool hood
Country of Garment: England
Time Period: Late 14th century
Type of Garment:
Hood with tippet
Outer Colour: Wine
Outer Fabric: wool
Lining Colour: Off white
Lining Fabric: linen
Closures: none
Construction method: Hand stitched with silk thread. Shoulder gores. Based on existing hood patterns. Embroidery in progress based on French manuscript pattern.
Documentation: 14th century France

Red wool hood - rough wool
Country of Garment: England
Time Period: Late 14th century
Type of Garment:
Hood with long tippet
Outer Colour: Scarlet red
Outer Fabric: 100% Rough Pure New Australian Wool
Inner fabric: 100% cream linen
Closures: No closures
Decorative features: none
Construction method: Hand stitched with quilting thread. Based on bockstern-style pattern.
Documentation: Romance of Alexander, France, 14th century.

Pumpkin wool hood
Country of Garment: England
Time Period: 15th century
Type of Garment:
Open hood with tippet
Outer Colour: Pumpkin
Outer Fabric: 100% pure new Australian wool
Lining Colour: none
Lining Fabric: none
Closures: none
Construction method: Hand stitched with quilting thread. Based on existing hood patterns.
Documentation: Francais 164 folio 96 Samson et Dalila

Black leather hood
Country of Garment: England
Type of Garment: Hood
Outer Colour: Black
Outer Fabric: Leather
Lining Fabric: None
Closures: None
Decorative features: none
Construction method: Shoulder gore, hand stitched with black linen thread


Veils & Wimples











 


Silk georgette veil and wimple set with pearls

silk veil with pearls
silk wimple

Country of Origin:
Bohemia
Time period:
14th century
Style of Headwear:
Veil and wimple set
Colour:
Cream
Fabric:
100% Silk georgette
Details of Embroidery, Thread, Trim etc:
Silk thread. Real pearls sewn at the edge.
Details of construction:
Hand-stitched oval veil with rolled hem.
Documentation: 14th century, Bohemia, Virgin and Child

White silk frilled veil & fillet
Country of Origin:
England
Time period:
14th century
Style of Headwear:
Frilled Veil
Colour:
White
Fabric:
100% Silk dupion
Details of Embroidery, Thread, Trim etc:
Silk thread.
Details of construction:
Hand-stitched rectangular veil with 1cm frills down the long sides.
Size:
Documentation: Frau von Oettingen, 1358 Germany, Kirchheim am Ries
White silk Italian-style veil with pearls
Country of Origin:
Italy
Time period:
14th century
Style of Headwear:
Veil
Colour:
White
Fabric:
100% Silk dupion
Details of Embroidery, Thread, Trim etc:
Silk thread, pearls
Details of construction:
Hand-stitched rectangular veil with pearls stitched in rows.
Size:
Documentation: France, Lombardy
Off-white silk veil/wimple
in progress

Country of Origin:
England/Europe
Time period:
14th century
Style of Headwear:
Veil
Colour:
Cream
Fabric:
100% Silk georgette
Details of Embroidery, Thread, Trim etc:
Silk thread.
Details of construction:

Documentation:
Silk-linen blend head wrap
Country of Origin: England
Time period: 14th century
Style of Headwear: Veil
Colour: Cream & brown
Fabric: Silk and linen blend
Details of Embroidery, Thread, Trim etc: Cotton quilting thread
Details of construction: Rectangular veil. Hand stitched with rolled hem.
Documentation: 1348 Romance of the Rose Paris,93r-

Large rectangular white linen head wrap 73cm x 150cm
Country of Origin: England
Time period: 14th century
Style of Headwear: Veil/headwrap
Colour: White
Fabric: 100% pure linen
Details of Embroidery, Thread, Trim etc: Cotton quilting thread
Details of construction: Long, large rectangular veil. Hand stitched with rolled hem.

Documentation: 1370-1427 GENTILE DA FABRIANO

Unbleached linen veil
Country of Origin: England
Time period: 14th century
Style of Headwear: Veil
Colour: Stone
Fabric: 100% Linen
Details of Embroidery, Thread, Trim etc: Cotton quilting thread
Details of construction: Hand stitched with rolled hem.
Documentation: Manesse Codex, Germany. 14th century.
Stone linen veil
Country of Origin: England
Time period: 14th century
Style of Headwear: Veil
Colour: Stone
Fabric: 100% Linen
Details of Embroidery, Thread, Trim etc: Cotton quilting thread
Details of construction: Hand stitched with rolled hem.
Documentation: Manesse Codex, Germany. 14th century.
White linen wimple set - medium linen - set 1
white linen semi-circular veil
white linen rectangular wimple

Country of Origin:
England
Time period: 14th century
Style of Headwear: Veil and wimple set
Colour: White
Fabric: 100% Linen
Details of Embroidery, Thread, Trim etc: 100% linen thread
Details of construction: Hand stitched with rolled hem.
Made by: Rosalie.
White linen wimple set - medium linen - set 2
white linen semi-circular veil
white linen rectangular wimple

Country of Origin:
England
Time period: 14th century
Style of Headwear: Veil and wimple set
Colour: White
Fabric: 100% Linen
Details of Embroidery, Thread, Trim etc: 100% linen thread
Details of construction: Hand stitched with rolled hem.
Made by: Rosalie.

Unbleached linen wimple set
cream linen small oval veil
cream linen wimple
Country of Origin: England
Time period: 14th century
Style of Headwear: Veil and wimple set
Colour: Cream
Fabric: 100% Linen
Details of Embroidery, Thread, Trim etc: Cotton quilting thread
Details of construction: Hand stitched with rolled hem.
Documentation: Veil, Manesse Codex, Germany, 14th century

Stone linen wimple set
stone linen small oval veil
stone linen wimple
Country of Origin: England
Time period: 14th century
Style of Headwear: Veil and wimple set
Colour: Stone
Fabric: 100% Linen
Details of Embroidery, Thread, Trim etc: Cotton quilting thread
Details of construction: Hand stitched with rolled hem.
Documentation: St Elizabeth Clothing The Poor, 14th century.

Coifs

White Linen coif
Country of Origin: England
Time period: 14th century
Style of Headwear: Coif
Colour: White
Fabric: 100% Linen
Details of Embroidery, Thread, Trim etc: Cotton quilting thread
Details of construction: Hand stitched with rolled hem.
Documentation:

Pale grey Linen coif 1
Country of Origin: England
Time period: 14th century
Style of Headwear: Coif
Colour: Pale grey
Fabric: 100% Linen
Details of Embroidery, Thread, Trim etc: Cotton quilting thread
Details of construction: Hand stitched with rolled hem.
Made by: Rosalie.
Documentation: 14th century

Pale grey Linen coif 2
Country of Origin: England
Time period: 14th century
Style of Headwear: Coif
Colour: Pale grey
Fabric: 100% Linen
Details of Embroidery, Thread, Trim etc: Cotton quilting thread
Details of construction: Hand stitched with rolled hem.
Made by: Rosalie.
Documentation: 14th century


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