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Arcelet and Attifet

Arcelet and Attifet. Two fashionable 16th century headdresses.
An Arcelet or the French hood is characterized by a rounded shape, contrasted with the angular “English” or gable hood. It is worn over a coif, and has a black veil attached to the back. Unlike the more conservative gable hood, it displays the front part of the hair.
An Attifet is a heart-shaped headdress with a point that dips over the forehead, worn by European women in the 16th and 17th centuries.

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