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This quilted silk hood will help keep you warm during the coldest of living history events.

This warm hood is based on original mid-19th century quilted hoods. It is hand constructed and machine quilted with white thread. I had a little fun with the quilting on this hood by adding extra batting in each stripe around the brim. The front of the brim is heavily wired adding support while the cheek tabs have been left soft for drawing the hood in snug. This hood is lined in cotton and loosely faced with self fabric. (This fabric did Not want to be drawn in tight.) The batting is cotton.

The future owner can add ribbons of her taste and fit preferance on the tabs. I suggest a silk tafetta or satin.

From Graham’s Illustrated Magazine, 1856“Hoods or Caleches, made of sating or silk, are now generally worn by ladies as a head covering, in going or returning from parties or the opera, instead of the worsted scarfs so much in use during the last season. These hoods are wadded and quilted, and are so light that on being thrown over the head, they do not in the least disarrange the head-dress. Some are entirely covered with lace, which hangs down in front and at the sides, in the manner of a veil. These are equally comfortable and beautiful for a party hood.”

I believe I can fit this hood face down in medium sized Priority mail box. This may take some slight reshaping upon removal from the box.

Blue Quilted Hood with Red and Black Stripe - Civil War


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: silk, cotton, cotton batting
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