The wearing of veils stretches back to the roots of Christianity, when women were enjoined to cover their hair as a symbol of a woman’s submission to God and -by extension- men. The spread of Christianity and Christian custom made it de rigueur for married women to cover their hair in public. 

Coptic, Romanesque, Byzantine and Lombardic art shows women with veils covering their heads.  As Christianity spread throughout Europe, Scandinavian Christian women adopted caps and ‘hoods’ such as those found in Jorvik and Dublin, while English and European women followed the Roman tradition of veils as head covering. 

The size, shape and sytle of wear of the veil changes over time. They may be worn folded or draped in many different ways, alone or together with other headwear such as the barbette, fillet,wimple, circlet, coronet or crown. Choose the style of veil that best suits the look you're recreating.

Veils are available in 3 sizes and shapes: 

  • Rectangular-  50 cm x 100 cm  /  20” x 40”
  • Round- 100cm /40” diameter
  • Oval- 76cm x 100cm  / 30” x 40”


Starting at: $19.95

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  • Model: BSD-WHW-06
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5lbs

This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 25 April, 2013.