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Silk Oval Veil

Price:: $29.95

 

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  • Based on contemporary artwork
  • Made in 100% Lightweight Silk
  • Veil is 26" x 45"
  • Generously sized for an elegant flowing look
  • Available in White only
  • Also see our Clearance Sale Silk Oval Veil in colors
  • Price: $29.95
Our silk veil in burgundy shown here with our Wool Frontlace Gown, Underdress and Decorated Belt

About our Veils 

 

In the Middle Ages, the well-dressed (and well-behaved) lady did not run about town with her head completely uncovered like a maid. Even if she decided to forego any sort of elaborate headdress, she would be adorned with the simple veil. Throughout the period veils came in both oval and rectangular configurations, which could be worn in a wide variety of ways - both alone or with wimples, barbettes, or any number of different headdresses and hats. We have replicated both shapes in lightweight linen, and generously sized them to create an elegant, flowing look. For more formal wear, we offer both a barbette and a wimple to be worn with the veil. The barbette's origin has been attributed to Eleanor of Aquitaine in the mid-12th century, and was a simple band of cloth used to secure a veil or hat, worn vertically around the head and fastened closed with a pin. The wimple also developed in the 12th century as a way to conceal feminine charms, and was adopted by both modest and fashionable women. Although less ubiquitous by the 14th century than in earlier centuries, the wimple remained a common piece of female attire throughout the period, and was a natural way to attach the veil. Our wimple has a smooth, elegant line that frames the face, and is specifically designed to be integrated with our veils. It can be worn to completely conceal the hair or not, as you choose. We have made the wimple out of lightweight linen for comfort, even during the heat of summer.

 

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Left: Our Lancelot du Lac Gown in Blue w/ Gold Sleeves worn with Silk Oval Veil in White and Yellow
Right: Our Silk Bliaut in Purple and Blue, Double Wrap Belt, Wimple and Silk Oval Veil in Emerald Green and Blue.


Veils can be worn in either long or short direction for different effects with a circlet. Also, consider wearing the veil with our Wimple or Barbette


Wimple shown with Linen Particolored Gown and Silk Oval Veil

 

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.

 

Silk colors: Purple, Brick Red, Golden Brown, Dark Green, Bright Emerald Green, Bright Blue, Cream and Yellow

 

Purple -a rich royal purple
Brick Red -a darker red that is close to burgundy
Golden Brown -a rich gold-copper color
Dark Green -a rich, forest green
Emerald Green -a brilliant medium green
Bright Blue -an intense blue
Cream -a good neutral with just a hint of warmth
Yellow -a bright, warm yellow

 

Our Design 

 

 


Historical Inspirations 



Drawing after a detail in the Cathedral Treasure circa 1300 Minden, Germany Drawing after a circa 1270 statue in the Cathedral in Rheims, France Drawing after a brass of Lady Alyne de Creke in Westley Waterless Church, in Cambridgeshire, England

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