I was always taught to wear something on my head as part of my garb. I actually feel naked when I don't have my hair dressed or some sort of hat, reta, or veil.
--- In SCA-Garb@yahoogroups.com, "Christine Taylor" <christine@...> wrote:
> A fun contest and I enjoyed voting.
> BUT -- (there is always a "But") -- where in the world is the headgear for
> the first set of entries?! There was a snood on one of the Italian Rens, but
> honestly, bare heads were not the norm. Even the Italians if they did not
> wear a hat, dressed their hair to the nth degree. I don't understand this
> propensity to make a lovely Renaissance gown and then wear nothing on the
> head, or a bare minimum. I've seen this type of thing across the Knowne
> World and I don't get it, not when the costumer is so careful with the rest
> of the gown.
> You saw some uncovered hair buns in the first half of the 18th century
> (1700s) but even there the hair was curled, crimped, and otherwise tortured
> into its own memorable shape.
> Otherwise, lovely job on the part of the later period entrants.
> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: [SCA-Garb] OT Wknd: Historical Costume Contest
> All entries are now in for the Historical Costume Contest. I am greatly
> impressed by the amazing talent out there, and all of our contestants should
> be congratulated! Everything is up on the website, and we are now accepting
> votes. So come on over and see what everybody has done!
> Sandy Gowland