I researched the bourrelet, the padded roll headdress worn primarily by French and Italian noblewomen c. 1400-1460. I looked into evidence of fashion influence from other cultures, primarily Mamluk, Byzantine, and Ottoman. Using artwork for evidence, I traced the stylistic changes of the headdress over the decades. I list some possible headdress materials from 15th French accounts of expenses, and from a French poem I translated. I made three bourrelets, each with a different construction, with photos.
Ilaria of Delftwood
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