Medieval Glossary

Fillet

A piece of fabric either worn above or beneath a veil that usually served as a sort of anchor to keep the veil upon a woman's head. Barbettes were also used for a similar purpose.

Related term(s): Veil; Barbette; Wimple; Chaplet
Category: Clothing
Added: 11.05.04
Source information: Singman, Jeffrey L. Daily Life in Medieval Europe. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1999. 44.

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