Also known as “The German Hood” (from the Country of origin), they were popular headdresses for Noble women in the Late-Middle Ages into The Renaissance. They were in essence a padded cloth or heavy linen cap (that fit tight to the skull. Next a decorative sheer covering (or veil), was draped over and back on the cap (head). Often designs and embellishments were placed on the special Hauble Scarves used. Reserved for Ladies of “Means”, it was said that England's King Henry VIIIs wife Anne of Cleves brought the style into England in 16th Century.