Special Guest Post: Headdresses of Noble Women During the Reign of Henry VIII, by Sarah Bryson
|Katherine of Aragon|
There are also examples in paintings that show half of the hood pinned up. An example of this can be seen in Queen Jane Seymour’s portrait. The right half of the hood was turned up and folded or twisted and then pinned so it would project on the left side. The left side of the hood was then brought across the back and draped over the right shoulder. This style of Gable Hood was also referred to as the ‘whelk shell headdress’ as the hood was sometimes folded in the shape of a whelk shell.
|Gable Hood made by Gina Clark|
|Mary Tudor wearing a French Hood|
|French Hood made by Gina Clark|