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Coifs were widely worn by both men and women starting at the 12th century. Men wore tight coifs tied under the chin, usually covered with additional head-dress. Women's wersion was highly variegated at the time and sometimes had a very complicated shape.

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Coif of St. Birgitta

This coif is currently located in Holland. Date unknown.

Patterns of extant garments - Mantles, part 1
Copyright Martina a Martin Hřibovi 2006
Patterns of extant garments - Hats and Caps, part 1