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Templars C. 1350 - 1390

Gold Templars Encrusted in Pearls The Reticulated Headdress or "Templars" came into fashion during the time period of King Edward III by his wife Queen Philippa. She brought this style to England from her home in Valenciennes, Belgium. (Valenciennes can be found today in Northern France) Queen Philippa can be seen wearing her "Templar" Headdress in the Edward the Confessor"s Chapel at Westminster Abbey. Also, effigies of Lady Harsick 1384 at South Acre in Norfolk and Lady Burton 1382 in Casterton Church in Rutlandshire can both be seen wearing this unique style headdress.

Women of the 14th Century attached great importance to the dressing of their hair and wanted to be in the height of fashion. So, hair began to be dressed in Queen Philippa's unique way. It was thought to be a "Most Beautiful Style".

The general form of dressing the hair was an excess of the mode of the previous reign. This style of wearing the hair originated in the hair being worn in two plaits, which was then worn vertically to the cheeks, forming a square frame for the face. (The young and the lower classes wore this simple fashion.) From this it progressed to the hair being confined in Gold, Silver or embroidered "Tubes" or "Cylinders" on either side of the face, suspended from a narrow band, a "Fillet" or "Coronet" worn about the head. This would have been encrusted in pearls and precious stones.

The Templars were considered "Court Wear", fit for State Occasions and special celebrations. With the Templars fine gauzy veils were worn, with pleats or a narrow trim that was highly decorated along with embroidery, according of course, to the position of the wearer.

By the 15th Century the "Templars" went out of fashion for about 70 years, but did re-emerge in 1469 as a new headdress, "Coronet Templars," worn by Queen Margaret of Scotland. (This new Headdress can be seen in pictures of Joan, daughter of Richard Neville, d.1487, wearing a set during the time of Richard III). These new 15th Century "Coronet Templars" followed the shape of the "Heart Shaped Hennin" in the way that it swept up from the brow of the head and encased the hair completely and were encrusted in pearls, jewels, Silver and Gold.

Gold Templars Encrusted in Pearls 14th Century gold metal templars 14th Century gold metal templars 14th Century gold templars with veil 14th Century gold and pearl templars 14th Century gold and pearl templars Two Gold Brocade Templars with Red and Blue Jewels and encrusted with Pearls 14th Century gold and pearl templars 14th Century gold metal templars 14th Century gold templars 14th Century gold metal templars Gold Silk Templars, with Red and Amber Jewels and Pearls, with a Silk Veil edged in Pearls Gold Raw Silk Templars with Amber Jewels and Pearls Gold Silk Templars, with Gold Gilt Plate Braid, Crystal Jewels and Pearls Silver Templars with Fleur de Lys and Blue Jewels 15th Century coronet templars C14th Gold Metal Templars with Pearl edged Silk Veil C14th Gold Metal Templars with Veil

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