This style of headwear is often seen in paintings of 15th C. French and Flemish country women, and seems to have been especially popular in the Lowland counties and Burgundy. Seen in an illustration of a group of peasants dancing in the Biblioteque National, Paris. One of the lightest and simplest styles of 15th C. women's headwear. The hair is drawn back from the face and the coif is pulled over the hair. The ties are tied up around the hairline and knotted in the front, and the front edge is then folded back to form the distinctive "wings" which frame the face. When the front edge is worn folded forward, the coif affords wonderful sun protection! No exterior machine stitching.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 17 October, 2008.