||What is a snood, anyway?
snood, also known as a caul, is a beautiful
headpiece which permits the hair to be displayed
in a rich setting of colors, beads, or faux
jewels; it might be considered a decorative
hybrid between a hat and a hairnet. If the snood
is constructed properly almost anyone can wear
one; most snoods are one-size-fits-all. They were
worn from the Middle Ages all the way into the
Century, and in some areas seem to be making a
fashion comeback today.
and girls with shorter hair will find a snood
gives the illusion of longer hair --the natural
spherical shape adds fullness and body. In some
eras the back of the snood would be stuffed with
artificial hair or other material, giving the
illusion of even fuller hair.
ladies will find they add comfort as well as
beauty, getting the hair off the neck--especially
beneficial at hot weather events. It would be
virtually impossible to have too much hair to
wear a snood. Lady MacSnood has waist length hair
of average thickness which will fit in a standard
snood quite nicely. She does offer extra long
snoods for ladies with longer or thicker hair.
are great for bad hair days. You just tuck it in
and go. No muss, no fuss and it looks great! My
daughter (pictured top) loves to wear hers to
school since they stay in well and she doesn't
then have to bother with her hair during the
school work day. She's even worn them to
basketball practice and they stayed in great!
Covers and hair sticks are also available for a
different look. The hair sticks work well with a
bun cover or without. You might need to add a few
hair pins as well to your bun cover depending on
the size of the bun and your hair type.
-s [fr. (assumed) ME, fr. OE snod; akin to
Old Gutnish snoth cord, OIr snath
thread, OE noedl needle - more at NEEDLE] 1 a
Scot: a fillet or band for the hair of a
woman b : a net or fabric bag for
confining a woman's hair pinned or tied at the
back of the head and sometimes attached to the
back edge of a hat.
snood (snood), n.
(.<.AS. snod), a netlike bag worn at
the back of a woman's head to hold the hair.
snood (snood) n.
1. A small netlike cap worn by women to
keep the hair in place. 2. A headband or
filet. -tr. v.
Amara who is a dancer sent me this
beautiful picture of her wearing a Net snood
Now offering Renaissance
Style Hats and Clothing through my Website!
Click Pictures to go to the
description and order pages for each.
Please feel free to check
out the following websites and resources:
Medieval and Renaissance - http://cmrf.org.ohio-state.edu/
Renaissance Style Standing
Desk - http://www.sil.si.edu/imagegalaxy/imageGalaxy_enlarge.cfm?id_image=16404
Standing Desk - http://www.beyondtheofficedoor.com/adjustable-height-table.php
Modern Standing Desk -http://contentdm.unl.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/kruger/id/636/rec/9