• Historical Clothing
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By Crusader1307

A short lived Female form of headwear, The Circlet was seen in use in France, Spain, England  (and for a short period of time, Italy). The Circlet was reserved for Royalty and Nobility. Designed of a stiffened, circular cloth patterned to encircle the head, it extended upwards roughly 4 to 6 inches. A Crown was attached (sewn). Extending from the perimeter of the Crown  (and covering the entirety of the head and down to the shoulders), was a sheet veil or silk shroud. Color of the veil was White (with variants for Funerals or other more solemn functions. The Circlet itself was often very colorful and patterned with designs. Actual jewels and raised embroidery were seldom seen. The Circlet Hat was seen from the 13th to 14th Century.