[Ansteorra] OT (maybe?): Veil/Vail?

Elisabeth B. Zakes kitharis at gmail.com
Thu Jan 25 05:04:17 PST 2007

On 1/25/07, Chelsea Williams <baby_sis_83 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I need some help. My lord and I are getting married March 17th, and I
> desire
> to have the circle veil/vail (sp?) as we have in the Society, the type
> held
> on with some kind of head piece be it a circlet or a crown. I don't know
> what period it's from, or ANYTHING about the veils. Can someone send me
> reference pictures so I can send them to my fiance's grandmother so she'll
> know what I'm talking about so she can make it? Thanks!
> -Lady Grainne Kathleen NicPadraig MacDaniel
> "When your face is salty wet/And you're drowning in regret" -"Love Heals"
> Jonathan Larson

It all depends on what period of dress you're looking for. Veils were worn
in many different ways as fashion changed over the centuries. Look through a
good costume history book or talk with your local costume expert and see
what you like and what suits the look you want for the day. It sounds like
you're looking for a type common in the 1300s, but even then, styles did
change a bit over time, and could vary according to country.

Aethelyan Moondragon
Bryn Gwlad

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