It was customary for Anglo-Saxon women to cover their heads in the 10th and 11th centuries. An uncovered head was considered indecent, so women wore hoods like these, and secured them with pins or bands. This black 100% Cotton hood completely covers the head, ears, neck and shoulders. The hood has a long tail in the back. Wear with C1461 Frideswide Saxon Tunic (sold separately) to complete the look.