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Lancaster (1430-1460): Heart-shaped and Turban Headdresses

Heart-Shaped- over time the horned headdresses rose in verticality, eventually forming a heart shape. They were crafted by goldsmiths, using rich fabrics and a gold mesh, usually set with needlework and jewels. The headdresses were so rich they were often mentioned in wills. Fig. 51 and 52 showcase a style in which a padded roll of fabric frames the face.
Turban- this style was popular throughout the 15ht century. It’s influence was Turkish, probably after the capture of Constantinople. They were light, made of wire mesh and fabric.

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