Black or White Cotton Coif - Renaissance Biggins - England - Italy


Popular in Tudor and Elizabethan England, as well as Renaissance Italy, this style of coil was worn by women and children. Many paintings show it either worn alone or under a cap.

I suspect it was worn for sanitary reasons to keep the unwashed hair out of a person's eyes and from touching the hat. It also keep the lice in place if a person scratched their head and then reached into a serving bowl or platter. Eww!

Our version is made of white or black cotton and is fully lined. It has ribbons for tying under the chin or to leave hanging at the sides. The last picture shows it being worn with a flat cap.

We can make these in other colors, too. Just send us a custom order.

White - S (21") Only
Black - S (21") Only
Larger sizes and other fabrics (linen and flannel) are available by custom order. Please convo, if interested.

Other coifs are available in the Hats and Headwear section of our shop.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-3 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 2 - 3 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Reviews (2)


Thank you for another awesome coif! I'll wear it with pride!

Very well made. Very fast shipping. Will order from again. Thank you!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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