Jewels, Hair and Accessories of the Middle Ages
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Anglo-Saxon (600 – 1154)

Anglo-Saxon (600 - 1154): Simple Veils, Head-tires, Combs, and Pin

During this time the head was always covered with no hair showing, although it was usually braided elaborately underneath the veil.

Veils- made of light-weight fabric like silk, cambric, or fine linen. They were usually rectangular lengths with a hole cut in the middle for putting the head through.
Head-tires- circlets of gold that could be worn by any Saxon of rank at this time. The circlets could be made of other material, and the veil could be worn under or over.

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