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A '''coif''' is a close-fitting [[cap]] worn during the [[medieval]] period. The coif might be made of [[silk]] (if wealthy) or other [[cloth]] and it might be padded to be worn under a [[helmet]]. 
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A '''coif''' is a close-fitting [[cap]]. One style was worn by men, primarily in the Middle Ages; another style was worn by women and infants in the 16th century.
 
 
The coif had come to become regarded as old fashioned by the mid-[[15th century]].
 
  
 
A '''[[maille]] coif''' was sometimes worn over a padded fabric coif to provide additional protection to the head and throat.  This was common practice in western [[Europe]] for much of the [[12th century|twelfth]] through [[14th century|fourteenth centuries]].  Maille coifs sometimes had a "flap" of maille that could be drawn across the face and tied into place, providing additional protection.
 
A '''[[maille]] coif''' was sometimes worn over a padded fabric coif to provide additional protection to the head and throat.  This was common practice in western [[Europe]] for much of the [[12th century|twelfth]] through [[14th century|fourteenth centuries]].  Maille coifs sometimes had a "flap" of maille that could be drawn across the face and tied into place, providing additional protection.

Latest revision as of 11:36, 10 September 2007

A coif is a close-fitting cap. One style was worn by men, primarily in the Middle Ages; another style was worn by women and infants in the 16th century.

A maille coif was sometimes worn over a padded fabric coif to provide additional protection to the head and throat. This was common practice in western Europe for much of the twelfth through fourteenth centuries. Maille coifs sometimes had a "flap" of maille that could be drawn across the face and tied into place, providing additional protection.

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