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Children’s Hoods


    • Based on contemporary medieval artwork(see Historical Inspirations below)
    • Made in either Linen or Wool
    • Any of these hoods can be ordered with short or long tail
    • Please note: dagged hood can only be ordered in solid color wool, as that is the only fabric we can cut the daggs that won’t fray
    • Available in a medieval palette of natural and jewel tones
    • Designed to be closed with your own pin or button so you can individualize your look
    • Can be custom ordered in any color combination as a Parti-colored hood +$10
    • If you would like to order this in one our patterned wools – use that selection in the drop down and specify which fabric you would like in the notes  of your order – see swatches on our fabric selection page.
    • If you choose parti-colored option add your color choices in the notes box during checkout
    • One size fits most
    • Please don’t hesitate to email  call or text us(708-502-1937) with any questions about stock or availability.




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Our children’s wear line is based on smaller simplified, versions of our adult clothing, as it was in period. Head-coverings were a critical component of dress in the Middle Ages. Hoods were common with men and women of all classes, and came in a wide variety of forms: long and short tailed, dagged or straight hems, either pull-over or with an open front that was buttoned or pinned closed. Only the sumptuousness of the fabric, elaborateness of the dagging, or extreme length of the tail distinguished the hood of a duke from that of a villein. In general, the most extreme version of this style with the longest tail was typical in the mid to late fourteenth century, while the shorted tail was most common before and after this time. This design has an open front that can be closed with your own pin, or you can add your buttons to customize its look. Any of these hoods can be ordered with short or long tail in any of the colors listed (subject to fabric availability).

Drawing after a detail of a misericord in Glouchester Cathedral circa 1350, Glouchester, England

Drawing after the Visconti Hours circa 1390 in The National Library, Florence , Italy

Drawing after a 14th century extant hood from a churchyard in Herjolfsnes Greenland, in the Danish National Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Drawing after a detail of the painted ceiling in the Hall of Justice circa 1354 in The Alahambra, Granada, Spain

Drawing after a detail of the ‘Book of Hunting’ of Gaston Phobeus, MS. Francais 616, circa mid 14th century in the Bibliotheque National, Paris, France

Drawing after a detail of the Romance of Alexander, MS. Bodley 264, circa 1340 in the Bodeleian Library, Oxford, England

Drawing after Status de L’Ordre du Saint Esprit, MS. fr. 1274, circa 1353 in the Bibliotheque National, Paris, France

Drawing after The Poems of Piers the Ploughman circa 1377 in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge, England

Drawing after Les tres belles Heures de Notre-Dame du duc Jean de Berry MS. 11 060-61l circa 1380 in the Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique, Brussells, Belgium

Drawing after Jan Van Eyck’s ‘Hours of Milan’ circa 1380, in the Museo Civico, Turin, Italy

Drawing after the Warwick Psalter – Hours for Sarum Use, MS M.893, fol. 6v, circa 1430, in London England

Drawing after Book of Hours for Rome Use, MS M.287, fol.64v, circa 1445 in The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Pennsylvania, USA

Red and Blue Parti-colored Hood with Rose of Chivalry Badge

Dark Green Hood with Burgundy Kirtle

Tunic with Gold Liripipe Hood and light Blue Pants

Parti-Colored Kirtle , and white Tunic with gold Liripipe Hood and Rose of Chivalry Badge

Hoods in Gold, Red and Burgundy

Additional information

Tail Length

short tail, long tail, dagged long tail(wool only)


Red Linen, Burgundy Linen, Dark Green Linen, Oatmeal Linen, Sage Linen, Blue Linen, Gold Linen, Dark Brown Linen, Slate Blue Linen, Purple Linen, White Linen, Black Linen, Parti-colored Linen, Red Wool, Black Wool, Burgundy Wool, Royal Blue Wool, Hunter Green Wool, Purple Wool, Dark Brown Wool, Camel Wool, Patterned Wool, Parti-color Wool


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