Late 15th-early 16th century wire headdress frame (Museum of London - London, UK)

From museumoflondonprints.com/image.php?id=59551&idx=10&fromsearch=true; originally found on pinterest.com/crownedheads/1500-gabled-head-dress/.

Late 15th-early 16th century wire headdress frame (Museum of London - London, UK) From museumoflondonprints.com:image.php?id=59551&idx=10&fromsearch=true

It takes something more than starch and ironing to keep the shape of English and French hoods, such as wire. Wire was commonplace from the 1800s on - cage crinolines were made from it - but this is the 1500s.

Keywords:  English, English hood

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