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Linen Hood with Liripipe


    • Based on contemporary medieval artwork(see Historical Inspirations below)
    • Made in 100% Linen
    • All interior seams enclosed or finished
    • No visible machine stitching
    • 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
    • For a short-tailed version of this hood, which is closed in front see our Short-tailed Linen Hood
    • Can be custom ordered in any color combination as a Parti-colored hood +$15
    • If you choose parti-colored option add your color choices in the comments box during checkout
    • One size fits most


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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 tailed or liripipe, 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 villain. Men wore their hoods alone or with a plain linen coif beneath or a hat over, while women seem to have worn the hoods alone or with a wimple. In general, the most extreme version of this style with the longest tail was typical in the mid to late fourteenth century while our short-tailed version is more typical of earlier fourteenth century portrayals. It is offered in the same colors as our popular linen tunics, cottes and gowns. This design has an open front that can be closed with your own brooch, or you can add your buttons to customize its look. Made of 100% linen this hood is a cool and authentic solution to keeping the sun at bay.

White, Black, Red, Royal Blue, Burgundy, Purple

Slate Blue, Sage, Dark Green, Oatmeal, Dark Brown, Gold

Note: Please note, with the difficulty of accurately representing colors on a variety of monitors, the color names are meant as descriptions along with the swatches. Please use both when deciding on what color to order. Also, despite how the colors may appear on your monitor the same color names in Wool, Silk and Linen are different and do not exactly coordinate.

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

A Lady wears a bright red liripipe hood over a black Lancelot Gown with contrasting gold sleeves. Underneath she wears a red Linen Kirtle, gold Stockings, and a pair of black turnshoes.

A Lord wears a bold red Linen Liripipe Hood over a black and green Reversible Linen Cotehardie. Beneath, he wears a linen Undershirt and a pair of black Simple Hose. He finishes the look with a decorated Rosette Belt, black Tall Riding Boots, and a pair of red Wool Garters.

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