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Category: Male clothing > medieval headwear

Jester's hood - Ass's ears

Jester's hood - Ass's ears

Century: XIII, XIV, XV
Jester's hood - Ass's ears. Medieval Market, This model of a medieval jester’s hat is decorated with donkey ears.

Jester's hood - Ass's ears - Medieval Market, In the past, fools were usually associated with eccentric, colorful clothing, like medieval jester&#
Jester's hood - Ass's ears - Medieval Market, This type of hood works best with fitted outfits
Jester's hood - Ass's ears - Medieval Market, It has a linen, pleasant to the touch lining
Jester's hood - Ass's ears - Medieval Market, the headgear is crowned with the so-called donkey ears
Jester's hood - Ass's ears - Medieval Market, The jester\'s hood has a short tail at the back and a small slit at the front of the collar.

CODE Material Standard Price
GMoS1144see descriptionMixed 58.00 EUR

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Medieval headwear made of two, preferably contrastive, colors of wool. It has a linen, pleasant to touch lining. This fool’s hood has a short tail on the back and a small slit on the front. This model of fool’s cap is finished with ass’s ears in contrastive colors. Jester’s hood works the best with clothing fitted to the body, like multicolored jopula, cotehardie, or a tunic.

On special request, we can modify this fool’s hat by adding bells or fur on the edges. Please contact our Customer Service if you are interested.

If you want your order to be realized FASTER, please provide us your head girth (B1) and neck girth (B2) during placing it. This will speed up production, so your hood will come to you sooner!

Ass’s ears court fool hat in historical sources

This type of headwear is very characteristic and you can easily notice it among figures from illuminated books. Similar court fool in a hood can be found in the psalter of Charles VIII from the 15th century. A jester with ass’s ears is a spectator in the scene of passing on the book to Prince du Barry in so-called Des Cas des nobles hommes et femmes (1479-1480).

The clothing of a medieval jester

It wasn’t hard to recognize a jester in medieval times - usually he significantly distinguished himself with his clothes. Towards the end of age people often wore colorful costumes, fools combined them in even more daring ways, for example as a colorful chess board theme. Costumes were also decorated with cutouts, bells, pointy shoes, and special scepter.

The most eye-catching element of the jester's costume seems to be his headwear. Usually it had a form of unusual hat or hood. It could have a form of horns with bells (Cap ’n’ bells), cockscomb crest, or donkey’s ears. The bells in his hat attracted the attention of courtiers and portended the appearance of a fool.

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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