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!
This version is made of white linen and is fully lined. It is not a modern white, but more like a winter white. You can see the difference in shade by comparing the linen to the white grosgrain ribbons that are used for tying under the chin or to leave hanging at the sides
Small fits a head measuring 21" or smaller around the forehead.
Medium fits a head measuring up to 22 1/2"
Larger fits a head measuring up to 23-24"
We ship via USPS Priority Mail with Insurance which has a 2-3 delivery time-frame once the package is shipped, plus you will receive tracking info.
Other coifs are available in the Hats and Headwear section of our shop:
1-3 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.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
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Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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Oct 16, 2022
The coif was perfect! It met my expectations perfectly. I measured as directed (left some space for putting my hair up) and it fit me just as expected. It shipped quickly. I wore it for about six hours and I had absolutely no issues with it. It was very comfortable, stayed on, and did not come untied. I got a couple compliments on my look, and I believe it was in large part due to my perfect coif!
May 17, 2022
Beautiful item! Nice quality and fast shipping. Will definitely order from this seller again!
Sep 8, 2020
Excellent communication with the seller when it looked like my order might be a little late- it ended up shipping on time and fit perfectly. The coif looks very well both on its own and under the linen cap I ordered, and is the finishing touch to my outfit. I highly recommend this seller!