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Short Tailed Linen Hood

Price:: $49.95


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  • Based on contemporary artwork and extant garments
  • No exterior visible machine stitching
  • Made in 100% Linen
  • All interior seams finished
  • Flattering and authentic fit
  • One size fits most
  • Colors: Linen - Dark Green, Bright Blue, Red, Black, Purple, White, Gold, Burgundy
  • For a Liripipe version of this hood, which is open in front see our Linen Liripipe Hood
  • Price: $49.95
Our Short Tailed Linen Hood worn with a Linen Kirtle and Decorated Belt

About our Linen 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 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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Three views of our Linen Short Tailed Hood in Dark Green worn with a Burgundy Kirtle


Our Linen Short Tailed Hood worn with a Gold Linen Tunic

Colors and Fabrics 


Note: Due to the difficulty of representing colors accurately on a variety of monitors we've included color descriptions along with our 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 Silk and Linen are different and do not exactly coordinate.


Linen colors: Red, Black, Burgundy, Dark Green, White, Blue, Gold and Purple


Bright Blue -a rich bright blue
Red -a true rich red
Purple -a royal purple
Gold -a bright yellow gold
Burgundy -a rich intense jewel tone
Dark Green- a rich hunter green


Our Design 



Historical Inspirations 


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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