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Clearance Sale! 15th century Linen Flemish Hood

Price:: $22.95

 

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  • Based on contemporary artwork
  • Made in 100% Lightweight Linen
  • No exterior visible machine stitching
  • One size fits most
  • Completely reversible so you get two distinct looks for one low price
  • Colors: White, Black, Red, Blue, Burgundy, Dark Green, Gold, Sage, Slate Blue, Oatmeal, Purple
  • See drop down menu above for current color combinations
  • Custom color combinations available upon request- contact us for details
  • Price: Reg. $34.95 now on sale for $22.95- That's a savings of $12!
  • Clearance items are final sale only

Our Flemish Hood in Red/ Black worn with a blue Linen Frontlaced Gown

About our Women's Flemish Hood 

 

The fifteenth century is known for its elegant gowns and its outlandish headwear. While every young woman with a princess fantasy has grown up seeing images of the simple, elegant henin and organza silk veil , many of the other options from this period involve tall or curled “horns” and elaborate shapes that would seem more at home in gothic architecture than on a lady’s head! While such styles can be particularly fun to reproduce, they are neither comfortable nor always practical.

A comfortable, simple and lightweight alternative is our Flemish Hood, sometimes also called a “winged-hood”, and is often seen in paintings of 15th C. country women of both the middle and upper classes.. Close-fitting to the head and neck, the front opening has long edges that fold back for a contrasting look, and the peak of the hood ends in a short liripipe, or tail. Fully lined, this also makes the hood fully reversible, creating two garments in one!

Our Flemish hood is derived from a number of sources, including Herjolfsnes Hood #78, carbon dated to 1352-1442, the “Shepard's dance”, MS Lat.873.f21. French, late 15th century, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, and Boccace's "Le Decameron" 1435.

 

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Side and Back views of our Flemish Hood worn with a blue Linen Frontlaced Gown and black Kirtle

 

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.

 

Linen Colors: White, Black, Sage, Slate Blue, Burgundy, Purple, Dark Green, Blue and Gold

 

Bright Blue -a rich royal blue
Dark Green -a deep forest green
Burgundy -a dark intense jewel tone
Purple -a royal purple
Sage -a lighter green in the olive family
Red -a bright true red

 

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