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Short Tailed Wool Hood

Price:: $59.95


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  • Based on contemporary artwork and extant garments
  • No exterior visible machine stitching
  • Made in 100% Wool
  • All interior seams finished
  • Flattering and authentic fit
  • One size fits most
  • Also available in 100% Linen
  • Price: $59.95

Short Tailed Linen Hood in Dark Green Linen

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 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 a wide variety of wool colors. Made of 100% wool this hood is joined in the front for the ease of pull-over wear and is an authentic addition to any medieval outfit.


Photo Gallery 


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 Wool, Silk and Linen are different and do not exactly coordinate.


Burgundy Tweed, Black/ White Tweed, Brown Tweed, Solid Brown, Oatmeal, Olive,
Navy, Pine Green, Red, Blue, Dark Green, Rust

Black/ White Tweed -a white and black herringbone twill 
Brown Tweed -a rich brown with flecks of gold and burgundy 
Solid Brown -a chocolate brown basket weave 
Blue -a true rich royal blue 
Burgundy Tweed -a deep wine color with flecks of Gold and Green
Rust- a medium burgundy, brick red color
Pine Green- a dark green with a bluish tint
Navy- a dark midnight blue 
Oatmeal -a natural heather in an un-dyed look
Olive -a solid in a deep, olive 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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