Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:51 am
hia, does anyone know if ladies cut their hair short in the 13th century? With my impression i'll be wearing a coif most of the time, but it got me thinking about it.
All about re-enactors
Marcus Woodhouse wrote:A high forehead was deemed attractive so pluck those eyebrows and shave the front of your head bare girlfriend.
Marcus Woodhouse wrote:my eyes must be worse then i thought!
Brother Ranulf wrote:Mary is always shown art wearing a veil or wimple
Brother Ranulf wrote:but there are many examples in sculpture and paintings of women with their long hair worn loose and uncovered.
Grymm wrote:Though I'm not sure whether they had Directions flamingo pink back then =o)
Shortie wrote:Grymm wrote:Though I'm not sure whether they had Directions flamingo pink back then =o)
Its not that colour anymore, its a dark pillarbox red which i dont think would be acceptable either
You know the directions colour chart well too! lol
To be honest I didn't think it would be the done thing anyway but as I said previously it just got me thinking as to wether the rules as such were different in different parts of the country or the type of community you were in. I think you've all answered my questions and more, its turned into a very interesting topic.
Thanks everyone for all this information, very much appreciated
Langley wrote:We seem to have strayed a bit off the topic into hair covered or uncovered. It was originally a question about length... The advice on covering seems to be appropriate if the length and colour are too obviously modern.
Langley wrote:We seem to have strayed a bit off the topic into hair covered or uncovered.
Langley wrote:It was originally a question about length...
Langley wrote:The advice on covering seems to be appropriate if the length and colour are too obviously modern.
Langley wrote:Wasn't intending to have a go at anyone in particular - just that I thought we had not completely exhausted the original question which is a good one!
Colin Middleton wrote:Diverging the subject a bit more, didn't women used to colour their hair back in the 15th C?
Brother Ranulf wrote:It's all hair related, so why not?
Gerald of Wales, during his visit to England in the 1180s or 1190s wrote in De vita Galfridi Archiepiscopi Eboracensis that elderly women dyed their hair when it turned grey (Vanity, thy name is Woman ). He doesn't state what kind of concoction was used, presumably some kind of vegetable dye and presumably this was to make the hair look dark again.