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The 1660s
Restoration Costume Comes to Life

Part 4, Page 14
The Whole Look, Accessories: Hoods

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Lower Class Women and Men Gentry and Aristocracy, Women Gentry and Aristocracy, Men The Whole Look: Accessories Costume Focus: Women's Headwear & Neckwear


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Women would not be seen without a head covering either, unless they went to a ball or in portraits and allegorical paintings. There are many different types of hoods and the best way is to study them in all their variety.

Thin black gauze covering over white linen hood. Holland.
Thin black gauze hood with integrated modesty cape. Holland.
Small coif, typical Dutch style, clipped on. The frame for such a coif can be seen below. Holland.
Clip-on coif with bun covering. But here it is bandaged almost to the head with a broad tight band. Holland.
Loose coif and tucker scarf which has fallen out of the neckline. Holland.
Dutch hood similar to lady Castlemaine's camlet hood, framing the face. Holland.
Old woman with an old fashioned coif which covers the back of her head and has drawnwork strips in it for decoration. Holland.
White hood fastened with red ribbon bows and black one over it, the black one probably made from gauze silk or a thin wool gauze. Holland.
Sick lady in a tight fitting coif and a loose veil over it. Holland.
Dutch lady in a similar hood to a camlet one but there seems to be a tie on the top. Holland.
Close fitting simple hood. Holland.
Lady Castlemaine in a camlet hood. England.
Same as above. Holland.
Hood with long ties over close fitting coif. Holland.
Similar to camlet hod but worn untied. Linen modesty cape worn over the open neckline. Holland.
Italian lady in a gauze black hood.
Front is rolled back on this hood. Holland. Clip-on coif from the back. The bone end can be seen at her left cheek. Holland.
Long tied hood worn open. Holland. Same way of rolling back the front, closed with blue ribbons. Holland.
Early 1660s
Blue ribbons close this one as well. Holland.
Simple headscarf worn wound around the head.
This lace adorned hood was very fashionable in the 1630s and 40s in England. Knotted under the chin, worn by a lady during the night to protect her curls. Holland.
Dark ribbon closes this one. Holland. Black silk ribbon and knot close this hood. This style of hood appears to be the most common one, but it could be it was the most common in Holland.
One of the simple round hoods from the back which are so popular in Holland. They seem to be gathered on a drawstring.  
Frame for one of the Dutch clip-on coifs. Decorated bone end of the frame, it holds firmly onto the cheek.

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