Medieval Cotton Coif With Ties- Various Colours
Medieval Coif with Ties, various colours
This medieval coif (also: coiffe) is made of plain cotton, lined with light cotton fabric, and can be tied with ties. It has been tailored like an authentic coif from the Middle Ages.
Throughout the Middle Ages, headdresses were very common for both men and women. These coifs were predominantly worn by men and children but also popular with women.The lower classes usually wore a coif for work to protect themselves against the sun and dirt, the middle classes often wore them under their actual headdresses, knights under their chain mail coifs and kings under their crowns. They were also used as a protection against parasites such as lice.
The coif was a popular piece of clothing in the High Middle Ages, as numerous historical illustrations show - for example the Rutland Psalter or the Morgan Bible (also known as the Maciejowski Bible or Crusader Bible ), a picture bible from the 13th century.
One size fits all
Available colours: natural-coloured, black, brown, red
Material: 100% cotton
Care instructions: Machine wash at 40°C, gentle cycle, do not tumble dry
Shipping Weight: 0.20 kg