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Basic Coif !

Here is our well know Basic Coif Pattern #106 by Queta's Closet! Just the thing to accessorize your medieval ensemble. Appropriate both for Lords and Ladies; use this easy to sew pattern for anything from a simple "everyday wear" head covering to a comfortable "liner" to protect your hair beneath your mighty battle helm! Sold to a plethora of historical reenactors from every Kingdom or Fair for nearly three decades, it remains one of our most popular items. Just the thing for a first time costumer or a seasoned seamstress as well!

Here is our catalog entry:

#106 Basic Coif

Date: 13th C. (men) and 15th & 16th C. (women)

Used first by 13th C. men under their helms or chain mail, and in their homes to keep the chill away. Later used alone by women at home, or under their various fancy headdresses when in public during both centuries. When richly decorated, a favorite in Renaissance Italy. Make a thickly quilted version for your Lord's head under the helmut. Re-sizing instruction included


PLEASE NOTE: The Fashionable History and Queta's Closet patterns and booklets offered herein are Copyrighted by John D. Robarts, who is the sole current publisher of all Q.C. Patterns and Booklets. John D. Robarts reserves the right to any reproduction.

About the Designer:

Countess Enriqueta Isabel de Reyes y Mora, O. Pelican, O. Laurel, Baroness of the Court, is Harriet Stetser, whose pursuit of historical fact, fiction, and fancy have consumed the majority of her life ... so far! She was an award winning theatrical costume designer on the west coast of Florida for several years, specializing in historical stage plays. Now she is an antiques dealer and appraiser, and a collector of 15th, 16th, and 17th Century art, objects and furniture. And, she is a typical proud grandmother ... wanna see some photos? During her 18 years affiliation with the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., Queta (as she was nicknamed) has shared her talents through teaching and creating the patterns here.

BASIC COIF Pattern by Queta's Closet No.106

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