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Kruseler is a Medieval headwear for women, a court headscarf used from the end of 13th century till the end of 15th century.
Kruseler gained it's greatest popularity in 14th century. Edging the headscarves with frill in medieval Europe was extremely fashionable. The name "kruseler" derived from Germany, however this medieval scarf probably sprang from Bohemia. Women wore it e.g. in Silesia, Poland, and Germany. Kruseler was also used in England, where it was fetched by the wife of Richard II, near the end of 14th century.
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.