Re: Italian Renaissance hair covering - Please help
- --- In SCA-Milliners@yahoogroups.com, "Elinor" <elinor@a...> wrote:
> only have one outfit that is even semi-complete (side-laced Italianthought it was
> Renaissance gamurra ca. 1500 but sadly lacking a giornea). I
> Venetian inspired, but I got a lot of inspiration from a lot ofGhirlandaio
> which I never realized was Florentine until I visited the FestiveAttyre
> page mentioned in the earlier discussion.SNIP>
> My quandry is - what to do with my hair? I don't have any fakehair to help
> me achieve a braid with hair taping. Would a veil be in order(since I am a
> married woman after all)? If so, what shape and dimensions?Would it be
> okay to make it out of white cotton (cost is a major considerationhere)?
I jusat taught a class on this garb (florentine ladies garb, 1495)
so I looked at a lot of pics. We did not get into headwear
intensively, but most of the noble ladies seem to have a diaphinous
veil (maybe 24" by 60") with a little gold embroidery or woven
stripes, etc. They mostly wear it loosely wrapped so it covers the
bun and back of head and the front of the hair sticks out. They
definitely crimped their temple hair and wore it in what I
call "puppy-dog ears". There was some random briding going on.
The servant ladies almost all are wearing similar size veils in
an "Aunt-Jemima" style. Center a loose weave or gauze veil of the
proportions above (or longer) on the back of your head. Take both
ends of veil to the front (making sure to contain most of your
hair). Twist the ends of the veil together so you have the top &
back of your head completely encased in the center of the veil and a
long twisted "rope" made out of the rest of the veil. Wrap
this "rope" around head, at edge of "turban" as many times as it
will go and tuck the end under one of the twists when you get to the
end. This arrangment can be done from front to back, also.
The servant headdress could work well for you if you upgrade it with
a nice fabric with little gold threads or satin stripes in it.
I dont recall that small caps were particularly Florentine (in this
period), but they may have been poular in Venice.
> I've also seen pictures of small caps and I recall seeing some
> instructions to make them in the past. What are they called so Ican do a
> search for them, or does anyone have some instructions they canpoint me
> towards? What would I make them out of?the late
> Should I crimp my bangs? I actually still have my crimper from
> 80's. I'd have to see if it still works.better
> My outfit won't be near complete or accurate, but I think I'd feel
> with having a period hair treatment for once in my SCA experienceinstead of
> resorting to the elastic snood as I always seem to. Anything thatwill only
> take a few hours is achievable.to share
> Please help! I promise to take a picture of whatever I accomplish
> with you all.
> - Elinor
- Dear Elinor,
> My quandry is - what to do with my hair? I don't have any fake hair tohelp
> me achieve a braid with hair taping.with
> I've also seen pictures of small caps and I recall seeing some websites
> instructions to make them in the past. What are they called so I can do aHow about mak=ing a little white linen caul. there is instructions on my
> search for them, or does anyone have some instructions they can point me
> towards? What would I make them out of?
> Should I crimp my bangs? I actually still have my crimper from the lateyou can do this to the front 1/3?? of your hair and put the back of your
> 80's. I'd have to see if it still works.
hair in a bun - cover it if it is too small, or buy a fake bun (buy them
from hairdressers?) or with the caul. pic a portrait and copy it.
this may help.