Medieval Glossary

Wimple

A large piece of cloth that draped under the chin, covering the front of the neck. It was probably attached with pins to the barbette or fillet. The wimple appeared in the later part of the twelfth century.

Related term(s): Barbette; Fillet; Veil; 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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