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SPES products - technology & methods of manufacturing
- products with visible signs of using modern methods and tools in their production; e.g. visible outside and inside seams in clothing made with the use of a machine.
- products with visible signs of using both modern and traditional methods and tools in their production; e.g. main, inside seams in clothing are made with the use of a machine while outside stitches and details are sewn by hand.
- goods with visible signs of using only traditional methods and tools in their production; e.g. all seams in clothing are sewn by hand.
*NOTE. We always use high quality materials and fabrics while making our products - the above standards of their production are not related to the materials used.
A woolen headwear with linen padding. Medieval hoods of this type reach the shoulder section and they have a long tail - so-called liripipe. You can order our hood with a decorative cut-out.
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What was the role of medieval hoods?
Medieval hoods were extremely popular during the whole period. They were worn by men, women and children from all social classes. Working class wore practical medieval hoods of simplified design to protect their heads from sun, wind and cold.
Wealthier people wore hoods made from expensive fabrics, with decorative cut-outs, liripipes and accessories like pewter badges. Such medieval hoods, like other expensive garments, underlined their social status.
What are the types of medieval headwear?
Similarly to the outer garment, headwears speaks of the social status and in case of women of their marital status. In medieval iconography hardly ever can we find figures without any head wear. During all the period of the Middle Ages a hood was the most widespread head wear. Its functions were protective and sometimes symbolic, ritual or representative. Medieval headwear includes: caps, hats, coifs, hoods, kerchiefs and others. Hoods were often made of cloth, however caps and hats were made of felt.