Announcing: 31 pages of analysis and examples of women’s headwear between 1460 and 1530. (18MB, PDF file, click link to download)
This is the handout from a class I taught at Rowany Festival in 2014. It covers eight types of headwear with images of each, an explanation of who wore them in what circumstances, and where I’ve made a version, how I did so.
Keep in mind two things:
- My interpretation of the construction of the hovetcleet and the formal black hood has changed since this class. You can find these updated ideas in these posts: hovetcleet||black hood
- Most images are not labelled with an artist and title. The work to caption every image is what has held this up from being published for 3 years. So, caveat emptor, if you want to know where an image is from I encourage you to do a google image search, if you get stuck then contact me and I will try to help. I will try to have a fully captioned PDF up at some stage, but I have no idea when.
As part of this work I pulled all my art books off the shelf and counted the types of headwear I could see in each image of each book. This gave me a graph of changes in fashion and particular styles over time and anchors the paper – by realising what style is most prevalent in which 5 year period we can be more deliberate in ensuring our Low Countries wardrobes have the appropriate headwear.