Medieval Glossary


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: 11.06.04
Source information: Singman, Jeffrey L. Daily Life in Medieval Europe. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1999. 44.


Browse by medieval glossary category:

*Numbers in parantheses indicate the number of terms in the medieval glossary category

List medieval glossary terms alphabetically:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Enter an exact medieval glossary term to look up: