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Elizabethan Gown- Cawl

26 May

The Elizabethan cawl or caul was a small cap, often pinned over a bun, and worn with other headwear including tall hats. Cauls were mainly made of fabric, and were often decorated with blackwork, ribbon, embroidery, couching, pearls, gems and spangles. Applicable decorations are dictated by Sumptuary Law.

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Posted by on May 26, 2009 in Court Wear

 

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