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Linen Hood with Liripipe

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
  • Designed to be closed with your own pin so you can accessorize to match your outfit
  • Colors: Linen - Jade Green, Dark Green, Bright Blue, Red, Black, Purple, White, Soft Gold, Sage, Rose, Burgundy and Light Blue
  • For a short-tailed version of this hood, which is closed in front see our Short-tailed Linen Hood
  • Price: $49.95

Hood with Liripipe in Dark Green Linen

About our Linen Liripipe 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. This design has an open front that can be closed with your own broach, 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.


Photo Gallery 




Soft Gold Hood with Liripipe worn with our Black Linen Cotte

Burgundy Hood, customized with buttons, shown with Hat and Rose of Chivalry Badge

Soft Gold Hood with Liripipe worn with our Black Linen Cotte

Blue Hood with Liripipe

Blue Hood with Liripipe worn with a Wimple and Linen Particolored Gown

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: Bright Blue, Jade Green, Dark Green, Red, Purple, Soft Gold, Sage, Light Blue, Rose, Burgundy


Bright Blue -a rich bright blue
Jade Green -a saturated bluish green
Red -a true rich red
Purple -a royal purple
Gold -a bright yellow gold
Sage -a lighter green in the olive family
Light Blue -a soft, lighter blue
Rose -a muted pink tone
Burgundy -a rich intense jewel tone


Our Design 



Historical Inspirations 


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


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