medievel wimple

Medieval women’s headwear

The Wimple is a medieval garment worn around the head. Usually it is a cloth covering the head and worn around the neck and chin.

Medieval culture demanded it was unseemly for a married woman to show their hair.

Wimples were sometimes elaborately starched, and creased and folded in certain ways or even supported on wicker and wire frames (cornette).

Famous Wimple wearers

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