The hood appears to have been a striking alternative to the hennin, and is often seen on women of the middle classes and the well born female companions of women of high status throughout much of the 15th C. The hood fits the head closely, and has a very short fall at nape of neck. It is open at the throat, and the sides come down to jawline. Front edge folds back into fashionable "wings". The hood comes with a band of white linen which can be wrapped and pinned at the hairline to keep the hair neat under the hood.
This style of winged hood may be seen on most of the women in Boccaccio's "Decameron" (Bibioteque de l'Arsenal, Paris, Ms. 5070 1430-40), the plate "Water tilting" in the Hours of the Duchess of Bourgogne (MS76/1362. about 1450, Musee' Cond) and women in the "Th'side", folio 102r, Bartholomew van Eyck, 1460. This is a Nockert, Type 3 / Norlund Type II hood, for those familiar with that typology, and the cut is a derivation of Herjolfsnes nos.72 & 78. No. 78 has been carbon dated to 1352-1442.
Wool / Dry Clean
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