Coif, Early Medieval, 12th-13th Century

This type of head covering is seen on men and children in the 12th and 13th C. texts. Coif fits close to the skull with ties fastened or left loose. For the most historical impression the coif should be small enough to allow a fashionable fringe of hair to be seen above the forehead and at the base of the neck.

No coifs exist; evidence for construction comes from the Maciejowski Bible, where it appears 2 side pieces are joined by a single, central seam.

  • Linen body with linen or cotton twill ties
  • No visible exterior machine stitching.


If worn as shown in photo with hair showing at forehead and nape. For more coverage, order the next size up.

  • S- up to 21" head (children, petite women, men of modest stature)
  • M- 22-24" head (most men, most women with moderate length hair)
  • L- 24-26" head (Men of large stature, women with an abundance of hair to cover)

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  • Model: BSD-CF01
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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 19 January, 2009.