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Category: Female Clothing > medieval headwear

A kerchief type 3

A kerchief type 3

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

A kerchief type 3 - Medieval Market, Kerchief type 3
A kerchief type 3 - Medieval Market, Kerchief type 3
A kerchief type 3 - 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 type 3 is a type of half-oval historical headwear. We make these medieval headscarves from linen in white or natural color. On customer's request, we can make a historical headwear in other color, or from other fabric (cotton or silk).

Our medieval kerchief has dimensions of 93 x 69 cm.

Such medieval headscarf was a basic historical headwear for women. Still, other type of headgear could be put on it (a hood, or a straw hat).

An example of medieval kerchief of this type, and ways of tying it, can be found on 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.

There are two ways of finishing this historical headwear: by machine sewing or hand sewing.

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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