Templars C. 1350 - 1390
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
"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
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.
The Abbey Medieval Festival
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