The hennin can be worn in 2 different ways: At the top : with false cockscomb and liripipe. At the bottom : with veil.   This weekend at the Elf Fantasy Fair in Arcen I will try out both options.

The hennin can be worn in 2 different ways: At the top : with false cockscomb and liripipe. At the bottom : with veil. This weekend at the Elf Fantasy Fair in Arcen I will try out both options.

Silk 15th century Burgundian Heartshaped Hennin or Henin, made by Angela Mombers.  Buckram frame reinforced with metal wire, padded and decorated with galon and pearls.  Silk false liripipe and cockscomb.  Picture made by Margot Mi.

Silk 15th century Burgundian Heartshaped Hennin or Henin, made by Angela Mombers. Buckram frame reinforced with metal wire, padded and decorated with galon and pearls. Silk false liripipe and cockscomb. Picture made by Margot Mi.

Edmund Blair Leighton, Alain Chartier

The ghost of chivalry

CORTES DE AMOR El amor cortés era una concepción medieval europea de noble y caballerosa expresión de amor y admiración. En general, era secreto y...

This conical hennin appeared from about 1430 onwards, initially only among aristocratic women, though later spreading more widely, especially in the truncated form. Typically, the hennin was 12 to 18 inches high, but might be considerably higher. The tops of some of these conical hats were pointed while others were truncated, ending in a flat top. It was generally accompanied by a veil, allowed to fall onto the shoulders or to the ground, or was pulled forward to close the woman's face.

This conical hennin appeared from about 1430 onwards, initially only among aristocratic women, though later spreading more widely, especially in the truncated form. Typically, the hennin was 12 to 18 inches high, but might be considerably higher. The tops of some of these conical hats were pointed while others were truncated, ending in a flat top. It was generally accompanied by a veil, allowed to fall onto the shoulders or to the ground, or was pulled forward to close the woman's face.

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