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Medieval cowl with buttons "Egerton" is a historical headwear for men. This type of medieval hood will be a perfect complement to your late-medieval outfit.
Medieval cowl with buttons "Egerton" is made of wool with linen lining. This medieval headwear for men has 5 buttons. It is also binded under armpits with linen, hand-plaited strings with brass aglets. This medieval hood has a long tail (a liripipe) reaching knees.
The aim of medieval cowls was to protect the head against weather conditions – rain, snow, wind, but also sun.
In standard, buttons of this medieval cowl are made of tin but they can be changed to fabric ones without the change in the price. If you wish to use this option, just let us know in the comment section while placing the order.
If you are thinking about some other buttons from our offer, please contact us via email. It may influence the price of this medieval headwear a little bit – each such order will be examined and priced individually.
You can also change the color of wool, linen lining, or a string in this medieval cowl. Choose colors from this list and write proper codes later in the comment section while placing the order.
Liripie – part of a medieval cowl
A liripipe is a tail, usually in headwear like this medieval hood. This type of decoration in historical headwear is characteristic for 14th and 15th century. You can wear it hanging down loosely or curled around head or neck. Word liripipe comes from Latin liripipium. Authors of medieval chronicles used it to bemock fashion of that time.
Cowls as medieval headwear
Hoods were known since ancient times but gained their biggest popularity in medieval period. In the course of time, design and look of this type of headwear changed. Initially, hoods were part of coats. Later, they started to work as separate clothing. Their distinctive form came to life in the 13th century when medieval clothing joining cowls with a collar became typical for court fashion. In the following centuries, this headgear used to be formed into hat shape or later into the shape of chaperons.
Sources for "Egerton"; medieval hood
Our medieval hood with buttons can be found in the 14th century Egerton Genesis. It is an illustrated manuscript with scenes from Book of Genesis, from the creation of the world to the history of Joseph.
- comfortably closed with buttons at front
- binding under armpits to keep the shape of the hood
- wide color choice of wool, linen, and strings
- a fashionable liripipe reaching knees
- natural fabrics giving protection from both high and low temperatures
- based on historical sources