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Medieval felt hat "Visconti"


Medieval felt hat "Visconti"

Century: XIV, XV
Medieval felt hat

Medieval felt hat
Medieval felt hat
Medieval felt hat


CODE Material
Standard
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Price
GFR0271FeltHand-made 39.00 EUR

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Medieval hat "Visconti" is an interesting proposition for reenactors who want to distinguish themselves from a crowd. It is a medieval headwear for those who care about historical accuracy as much as the looks and convenience.

Medieval felt hat "Visconti" is completely handmade in full wet method. Strengthened by gellatin. Made of natural sheep wool.

This medieval hat is characterized by tall, conical shape. Proper fitting to the head makes it stable, even in windy weather conditions. It is this type of felt hat which perfectly matches clothing of properly chosen colors. It does not only make its wearer look taller but also slenders the face and lengthens the whole body.

Height of the felt hat is around 26 cm. As it is completely handmade, it may be slightly different in each item.

Range of colors in this medieval hat is very wide. You can find them here.
After choosing a color, please give us a proper code in the comment section.

We can prepare 2 colors of felt for this medieval headwear. This way (examples - pictures 3 and 4), curled edge is in different color than outer layer. This option is free of charge – just let us know in the comment section.

NOTE - colors on pictures may be slightly different than those on final product.

Felting & fulling - how to make a felt hat?

Fulling is a process of joining natural animal (wool of sheep, animal hair) or plant fibers. This method can give dozens of adornments, accessories, or parts of clothing, characteristic for both former and modern fashion.
While making the felt, joined fibers are strengthened by hot water or chemicals, by pressing or rubbing. One can do it manually or with the use of a machine. The process is called fulling or felting.

Among others, there are two methods of felting used in making felt hats:
- full wet method – with the use of water and joining material, like soap
- dry method – with dedicated needle or tracer (cutting wheel), layers of fibers are joined and pressed
In past, a person making felt products was called a fuller.

What is felt used in medieval hats?

Woolen felt is one of the oldest human made textile materials. First marks of felt are dated on 6500 BC and come from area of modern Turkey, where Neolithic wall painting were found. A collection of felt products found in Altai are dated 7th-6th century BC.

Felt was used for centuries in making headwear like caps, hats or berets, but also in making footwear. It is an all-purpose material, used not only in clothing. It is used in insulating and soundproofing materials, and as a veneer for keys in keyboards and pianos.

There are legends on the creation of felt fibre. One of them says that it reaches the time of Noah’s Ark where sheep lost their wool on wet floor. It was trampled and later found by surprised Noah in a form of a carpet!

Another story says about Mondolian horse riders who put sheep fur under their saddles. It was rubbed during a journey and later found in a hardened form.

The most interesting story is connected with the patron of fullers – St. Clement. A pope during his pilgrimage in the 1st century scraped his legs. To relieve his feet, he put wool pieces into his sandals. Rubbing and sweat formed it into felt.

Felt was used for centuries in making headwear like caps, hats or berets, but also in making footwear. It is an all-purpose material, used not only in clothing. It is used in insulating and soundproofing materials, and as a veneer for keys in keyboards and pianos.

There are legends on the creation of felt fibre. One of them says that it reaches the time of Noah’s Ark where sheep lost their wool on wet floor. It was trampled and later found by surprised Noah in a form of a carpet!

Another story says about Mondolian horse riders who put sheep fur under their saddles. It was rubbed during a journey and later found in a hardened form.

The most interesting story is connected with the patron of fullers – St. Clement. A pope during his pilgrimage in the 1st century scraped his legs. To relieve his feet, he put wool pieces into his sandals. Rubbing and sweat formed it into felt.

Main features:
- extraordinary conical shape
- slenders the look of body and face
- made of natural wool fibre
- handmade using traditional full wet method
- wide range of colors to choose from
- matching most of medieval clothing
- size modified individually





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