Wool Short-tail Hood

Wool Short-tail Hood

$72.95$87.95

    • Based on contemporary medieval artwork(see Historical Inspirations below)
    • Also made in Linen
    • Available in a medieval palette of natural and jewel tones
    • If you would like to order this in one of our patterned wools – use that selection in the drop down and specify which pattern(from the swatches below) in the notes of your order.
    • Can be custom ordered in any color combination as a Parti-colored +$15
    • If you would like to this in parti-colored combo –  use that selection in the drop down and specify which two colors you would like(limited to colors listed in swatches below
    • One size fits most
    • All interior seams enclosed or finished
    • No visible machine stitching

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About our Short-tailed Hood

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 villein. 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 or, liripipe, 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. Made of 100% linen this hood is joined in the front for the ease of pull-over wear and is a cool and authentic solution to keeping the sun at bay.

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Blue/Red Houndstooth, Red, Burgundy, Hunter Green, Purple

Dark Brown, Golden Brown/Camel, Brown Tweed, Brown Window Plaid, Grey/Black Plaid, Black/White Houndstooth

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.

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 villein. 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 or, liripipe, was typical in the mid to late fourteenth century while our short-tailed version is more typical of earlier fourteenth century portrayals. Made of 100% wool this hood is joined in the front for the ease of pull-over wear and is a cool and authentic solution to keeping the sun at bay.

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

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

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