How to make a 1400's Hennin by Angela Mombers.  Check the website for all steps described

How to make a 1400's Hennin by Angela Mombers. Check the website for all steps described

Silk 15th century Burgundian Heartshaped Hennin or Henin, made by Angela Mombers.  Buckram frame reinforced with metal wire, padded and decorated with galon and pearls.  Silk false liripipe and cockscomb.  Picture made by Margot Mi.

Silk 15th century Burgundian Heartshaped Hennin or Henin, made by Angela Mombers. Buckram frame reinforced with metal wire, padded and decorated with galon and pearls. Silk false liripipe and cockscomb. Picture made by Margot Mi.

WEYDEN, Rogier van der  St John Altarpiece (detail)  1455-60

WEYDEN, Rogier van der St John Altarpiece (detail) 1455-60

Reinette: Valois Princesses dressed in a Houppelande gown and a bluntcated hennin atop her her head finished with a sheer veil

Reinette: Valois Princesses dressed in a Houppelande gown and a bluntcated hennin atop her her head finished with a sheer veil

pattern and tutorial for truncated hennin

pattern and tutorial for truncated hennin

Toucados medievais- eram sempre sobre o vertical, transpondo a verticalidade dos pináculos góticos

Toucados medievais- eram sempre sobre o vertical, transpondo a verticalidade dos pináculos góticos

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The ghost of chivalry

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The veil is supported by wires and is pined to the hennin.

The veil is supported by wires and is pined to the hennin.

Isabella of Portugal.  red/white, blue panel underneath, transparent material behind around the neckline, big gold necklace.

Isabella of Portugal. red/white, blue panel underneath, transparent material behind around the neckline, big gold necklace.

The hennin can be worn in 2 different ways: At the top : with false cockscomb and liripipe. At the bottom : with veil.   This weekend at the Elf Fantasy Fair in Arcen I will try out both options.

The hennin can be worn in 2 different ways: At the top : with false cockscomb and liripipe. At the bottom : with veil. This weekend at the Elf Fantasy Fair in Arcen I will try out both options.

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