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Medieval rectangular kerchief


Medieval rectangular kerchief

Century: XIII, XIV, XV
Medieval rectangular kerchief. Medieval Market, Kerchief type 1

Medieval rectangular kerchief - Medieval Market, Kerchief type 1
Medieval rectangular kerchief - Medieval Market, Kerchief type 1
Medieval rectangular kerchief - Medieval Market, Kerchief type 1
Medieval rectangular kerchief - Medieval Market,  housework is a large headscarf
Medieval rectangular kerchief - Medieval Market, stands out with its simple design, but most of all it fits well on the head


CODE Material Standard Price
GKLE0157Underwear linen Machine-made 19.90 EUR
GKLR0158Underwear linen Hand-made 35.00 EUR

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Our medieval kerchief for housework is a large headscarf of rectangular shape. This model stands out with its simple design, but most of all it fits well on the head and does not bother the wearer even in the most demanding activities.



We make this type of headwear from linen in natural or white color. On customer's request, we can make a medieval kerchief in different colors or from other fabric, like cotton or silk.

Kerchief dimensions:


There are two ways of finishing the kerchief to choose: machine sewing or hand sewing.



How to tie a medieval kerchief of rectangular shape?

This type of medieval kerchief can be easily tied without additional accessories like silver pins or a linen fillet. All you have to do is to wrap it around the head.

Still, the most popular way of tying this type of medieval kerchief is to do it with the mentioned accessories.



Source for this medieval kerchief

An example of a kerchief in a former painting is a work from the 15th century titled "Portrait of a Woman with a Winged Bonnet". The author of this painting is Rogier van der Weyden. This portrait perfectly presents a way of tying the kerchief with the use of pins.



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.





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