WEYDEN, Rogier van der St John Altarpiece (detail) 1455-60
Reinette: Valois Princesses dressed in a Houppelande gown and a bluntcated hennin atop her her head finished with a sheer veil
Last week I decided to make a Medieval Escoffin. They are a tall, usually elaborate, heart shaped headdress with a padded roll on top. I thought it would be a fun little project and unlike any of m…
Caul Plus External Veil, Late Middle Ages Woman. Houppelande Gown with undergarment. 1425
How to make a 1400's Hennin by Angela Mombers. Check the website for all steps described
Silk 15th century Burgundian Heartshaped Hennin or Henin, made by Angela Mombers. Buckram frame reinforced with metal wire, padded and decorated with galon and pearls. Silk false liripipe and cockscomb. Picture made by Margot Mi.
DIY Making a Medieval Escoffin / Heart Shaped Headpiece
C.1450 Burgundian Hennin reproduction by Angela Mombers. Materials : buckram, wire, silk, padding and many many pearl beads. Picture by Henk van Rijssen.