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Medieval kerchief


Medieval kerchief

Century: XIII, XIV, XV
Medieval kerchief. Medieval Market, Kerchief type 3

Medieval kerchief - Medieval Market, Kerchief type 3
Medieval kerchief - Medieval Market, Kerchief type 3
Medieval kerchief - Medieval Market, Kerchief type 3


CODE Material Standard Price
GKLE0162Underwear linen Machine-made 13.00 EUR
GKLR0163Underwear linen Hand-made 23.00 EUR

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Our medieval kerchief is a type of half-oval headwear for a lady. Such a medieval headscarf was a basic historical headwear for women. Still, other types of headscarf could be put on it (like a hood or a straw hat).



We make this medieval headscarf from linen in white or natural color. On customer's request, we can make a kerchief in other color, or from other fabric (cotton or silk).

Kerchief dimensions:


There are two ways of finishing this medieval headscarf: by machine sewing or hand sewing.



Source for our kerchief

An example of a medieval kerchief of this type, and ways of tying it, can be found in a portrait by Robert Campin titled “A Woman”.



How to tie a medieval headscarf

There are a few ways of mounting this medieval kerchief on head. The most popular is tying it under a fillet band. Next, attaching a medieval headscarf with pins.

Second popular way is using an additional medieval kerchief under chin, and fixing both of them together.



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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