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Authentic Effigy Based Hats and Headdresses
Each Hat and Headdress in this section is based on Effigies, Church Carvings, Bosses and Contempory Art.
A Gold Thread Fretwork Crispinette Headdress which has been
reproduced from a small C14th Medieval Pillar Carving in York Minster, York, England.
This Gold Thread Fretwork Crispinette Headdress is a reproduction of this
unknown Lady's headdress. It is very unusual for heads, especially of
female heads, to survive on Pillar carvings due to the Civil War when
Cromwell's soldiers smashed anything that was iconic. Her hair is confined
in a fret, edged in pearls and with a jewelled circlet about the head.
No detail of Colour remains on this remarkable surviving and beautifully
petite pillar carving.
A Juliet Cap Headdress which has been accurately and authentically reproduced from a Medieval C15th Effigy
in Kingskerswell Church, Devon.
This Juliet Cap Headdress is a reproduction of Lady Dinham's effigy,
(2nd wife to Sir John Dinham) and is correct in length, depth, width and down to
the detail of the criss-cross fret over the cap which at each intersection is a
small gilded pewter flower as depicted on the effigy.
The 'Cross Tree' Headdress on the Website, is an accurate reproduction
of the Headdress worn on the Effigy of Princess Beatrice, Countess of
Arundel in the Fitzalan Chapel Arundel Castle, West Sussex, England
and inspired this range of Hats and Headdresses. They are only for the
seriously Authentic Re-enactor or Medieval Interpretor.
Photograph of the Countess of Arundel provided to Kats Hats with Kind Permission from Arundel Castle
A 'Torque' Headdress which has been reproduced from an Unknown C13th Medieval Female Effigy,
which lies forgotten at the back of Worcester Cathedral, England.
A 'Torque' Headdress which has been reproduced from a carving of Marguerite
of France known as 'The Pearl of France'.
A 'Cap' which has been reproduced from a carving thought to be Edward I.
Another source of this Cap with ornate edging comes from a
carving outside Exeter Catherdral, Devon, England.
A 'Chaperon' which has been reproduced from a Medieval C14th
archway carving in York Minster, York, England.
C14th 'Goffered' or 'Nebulé Headdress which has been reproduced from
an original Coloured Medieval Roof Bosse in Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England.
Restoration was based on the original colours including Gilding,
found to be contempory to the C14th.
A 'Templar' Headdress which has been reproduced from a
Medieval C14th Effigy in Atherington Church, Devon, England.
An Early C15th wider 'Heart Shaped Hennin' Headdress which has been
reproduced from a C15th Effigy in Ashwater Church, Devon, England.
The detail which adorns the Headdress is taken from a Brass of Agnes Salmon,
Principal Lady-in-Waiting to the Countess of Arundel and various other Headdress brasses of the period.
C15th 'Bourrelet' Headdress which has been reproduced from a stunning C15th Effigy,
Lady Margaret Herbert of Coldbrook, (wife to Sir Richard Herbert of Coldbrook),
in St. Mary's Church, Abergavenny, Wales.
The chin band and veil falling gracefully down the back has been inspired
from Princess Mary, Duchess of Brittany, a weeper on her father's Edward III,
Tomb in Westminster.
C14th 'Bycocket' which have been reproduced from a Painting
"Triumph of Death by Bounamico Buffalmacco"c.1350
A C15th 'Early Gable' Headdress with Coif which has been reproduced
from a C15th image of a woman spinning from the Manuscript.
"Le Livre des Cleves et Noble Femmes".
A C15th'Attor de Gibet' Headdress which has been reproduced from an image
in the Collected Works of Christine de Pisan, (1407). MS. Harley 4431,
f.4 French, fifteenth century British Library, London.
A C15th'Mans Cap' which has been reproduced from C15th Contempory Medieval Art.
A C15th'The Jewelled Coif' which has been reproduced from the beautiful
image of Princess Anne from "Triptyque du Maitre du Moulins"
A C15th'Mans Cap' which has been reproduced from an image in
"The Chronicles of Hainault"(Bilbliotheque Royal, Brussels)
"Jean Cornut se presente a Baudoin le Corageux qui fait le siege de Bouvines" Ms. 9244, f. 116
A late C15th Hennin which has been based on the Headdress worn by Elizabeth
Woodville, Queen Consort of Edward IV in the famous portrait, pictured here,
in Queen's College Cambridge (of which she was a founder), the Ashmolean Museum,
Oxford and the Royal Collection at Windsor.
The image below, from "Le Livre des Cleves et Noble Femmes"
inspired the Goldwork Embroidery detail on this
Elizabeth Woodville Hennin
(See Specialist Commissions).
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