> Reading the construction instructions on the original web site it
> indicates that the narrow "pointy" parts that look like they go
> towards the front actually hang down the back with the larger, turned
> back "cuff" part in the front....not exactly "Robin Hood" ish
Yes, that would be why I described it as an 'unflattering bonnet-like thing.'
As for your question, I don't recall specific headwear (other than perhaps specifying colour) unless you also count things like the pointy hats that some jurisdictions required Jews to wear.
There was a CA on robes of estate a few years back, wasn't there?
Dame Alianora Munro, OL, Atlantia
the website: http://hometown.aol.com/noramunro/Chateau/index.htm
the blog: http://damenora.blogspot.com/
Sent: Sun, 31 Dec 2006 3:31 AM
Subject: [SCA-Milliners] Re: cap of maintenance restrictions and other heed covering queries...
Reading the construction instructions on the original web site it
indicates that the narrow "pointy" parts that look like they go
towards the front actually hang down the back with the larger, turned
back "cuff" part in the front....not exactly "Robin Hood" ish.
I have a question along this thread .... in the period of the SCA, is
there any research showing that certain guilds or groups wore certain
headwear to indicate their membership in one of these groups?
Sandy / Lady Fionnghuala inghean Uilliam
--- In SCA-Milliners@yahoogroups.com, Noramunro@... wrote:
> Having finally gotten a chance to look at the website, I know that
hat, as it's been used as a pattern for caps of maintenance here in
Atlantia, particularly for Pelicans; Laurels usually get dead leaves
stuck in their hair. Local custom is either red with fur lining or
blue with fur lining. Verrry occasionally you'll see a green one
with leaf embroidery trotted out for a Laurel, but mostly we stick
with the dead leaves.
> As worn in these parts, it's a bonnet-like kind of thing, not a
Robin-Hood hat, and not particularly flattering (a friend, on
receiving a Pelican, was told 'well, you look about as cute as
possible in that' with the clear unspoken implication that it wasn't
possible to look *that* cute in it).
> No idea what the original poster was looking for in terms of time
frame, but a similar and rather more flattering style would be the
14th-15th C open hood. I've got a squib on them at my website:
http://hometown.aol.com/noramunro/Wardrobe/15chood.htm and they're
written up in Sarah Thursfield's The Medieval Tailor's Assistant as
> Dame Alianora Munro, OL, Atlantia
> the website: http://hometown.aol.com/noramunro/Chateau/index.htm
> the blog: http://damenora.blogspot.com/
Check out the new AOL. Most comprehensive set of free safety and security tools, free access to millions of high-quality videos from across the web, free AOL Mail and more.
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]