- Jun 7, 2007This is a style of wearing the hair bound to the head with ribbon or
"tape", or with a benda (a length of silk or linen veil used for
covering, wrapping round or intertwining with the hair). It is a very
comfortable way to wear your hair as the weight is evenly distributed
over the head and the ribbons create a soft way of attachment. I have
found evidence of this style from the mid-1300s through around 1600.
The only evidence I have found of this style anywhere outside Italy is
in France in the 16th century (I have included 2 examples of this).
All my research consisted of pictorial evidence, I have not found any
evidence in writing. I have also never come across anyone else's
research on this subject. I welcome any feedback on my research.
I should have just copied the address for you to see what it looks
like..I wish I had longer hair..
"unclrashid" <unclrashid@...> wrote:
> What's benda? Google told me he is a 17th century composer, and that's
> all I could find.
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