|GKLE0157||L i n e n||Machine-made||15 12.75 EUR||
|GKLR0158||L i n e n||Hand-made||19 16.15 EUR||
Our kerchief type 1 is a medieval headscarf of rectangular shape and size of 195 x 72 cm. We make this type of medieval headwear from linen in natural or white color. On customer's request, we can make a medieval kerchief in different color or from other fabric like cotton or silk.
There are two ways of finishing the kerchief to choose: machine sewing or hand sewing.
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 this medieval headscarf around the head, like on the picture below.
Still, the most popular way of tying this type of medieval headwear is to do it with the mentioned accessories.
An example of a kerchief in former painting is a work from 15th century titled "Portrait of a Women 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 use of pins.
Similarly to the outergarment, head wears 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.