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Likely a woman's cape, according to period illustrations. Only the part around the head survived, and it is depicted grey on the figure. Our proposed completions of the pattern are drawn with the dotted lines. Because the cape was buttoned below the chin, it is impossible to estimate the circumference of the head, but we guess it is within 45-50 cm. Late 14thy century.

 

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Based on: Medieval Finds from Excavations in London:4, Textiles and Clothing c.1150-c.1450; Elisabeth Crowfoot; Londưn 1996; HMSO

 

 
Patterns of extant garments - Hoods, part 1
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