Woman's Coif and Forehead Piece

A woman's coif and forehead piece are two early seventeenth century woman’s embroidered items from England, housed in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, USA (acc. nos. 43.244a-b). The headpiece was worn over the head and forehead and covered by the coif or closely fitting cap.

Both items are made of undyed linen and decorated with silk and metallic threads, as well as spangles and bobbin lace made with a metallic thread. The design on the items consists of a daffodil scroll pattern. The same design worked in an identical manner can be found on the Wodehouse jacket, also in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts collection (acc. no. 43.243).

Boston Museum of Fine Arts online catalogue (retrieved 16 March 2017).


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