Head covering made from small scraps of linen fabric.
It’s underwear for your head. Many images of the middle ages feature people wearing coifs to cover and protect their hair, oils from their head from their hats and for something to connect hats to. They also are an easy accessory to add to your
These are very simple to construct either by machine or by hand and take very little fabric. They are easily made from cotton fabric or linen and there are surviving examples and images that show a number of variations through time or cultures.
- linen blends
- cotton blends
Illustration from Cantigas de Santa Maria manuscript. The Cantigas de Santa Maria (Songs to the Virgin Mary) are manuscripts written in Galician-Portuguese, with music notation, during the reign of Alfonso X El Sabio (1221-1284).
|Source of Period Pic||British Library|
|Model||Vincent de Vere|
|Photographer||Vincent De Vere|