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If you’re looking for basic but beautiful garments to add to your medieval costume, our “Townswoman” collection is perfect! Featuring feminine but understated pieces, it’s full of versatile items to incorporate into your medieval wardrobe.
This coif is inspired by headwear from the 14th and 15th centuries. In medieval times, it was expected that adult women would cover their hair to preserve their modesty, so naturally, they were always looking for new and stylish ways to accessorize their headwear. We’ve made a few adjustments to the historical pattern to make sure it sits nicely on your head, such as a curved seam and drawstrings to affix it better to your head.
To wear this headpiece, the long rectangular panel drapes over your head to frame your face, with the drawstrings used to keep it nice and secure. The triangular bit at the back then goes over the rest of your head, with the ends of the headpiece twisting and tying together to complete the look.
We decided to make this cap from fine linen because it’s a great fabric for undergarments. It’s breathable so it won’t cause you to overheat, and it also does a great job of absorbing oils from your hair. This is the same linen that we use for a lot of our premium underclothes, and has been a favourite textile of our customers for years!
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This item is part of the “Stories of the Castle” collection
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