This French Hood circa 1525-1536 is based on the famous portrait of Queen Anne
Boleyn - Henry VIII's ill-fated second wife.
It has been made using proper millenary techniques. The Base is covered with
lush velvet. Appropriate weight millenary wire has been added to
the top and bottom. Imported Czech Glass Pearls have been sewn along the top
and bottom billiments. Gold box lace has been sewn along the bottom to frame
Although I try to make my items as historically accurate as possible, I do
believe that there are some things that make our lives easier! Most hoods were
attached with ties under the chin, but I find that very uncomfortable so I
make my Hoods to tie in the back at the hairline. Secondly,usually Black
Velvet was used for the veil. I use black silk elegance because it is lighter
weight and not as hot!