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Coif of St. Birgitta

Small white linen coif which has been suggested to belong to a Swedish saint Birgitta. It was made from 2 identical halves sewn together in the middle. In the back behind ears it was gathered with an embroidered ribbon. Date unknown to us.

 

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Based on: Some Clothing of the Middle Ages - Hats and Headwear - St.Birgitta's Coif; I. Marc Carlson; 1996

 
Patterns of extant garments - Coifes, part 1
Copyright Martina a Martin Hřibovi 2006