||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 mid-20th
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 in hot weather. 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! They are great for keeping the hair out of the
way while working and are a wonderful accessory if you are riding on a
motorcyle or in a convertible vehicle since they will help keep your
hair in place despite the high wind.
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), n. (.<.AS. snod), a netlike bag worn at the
back of a woman's head to hold the hair.
(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 one of my Net snoods.
Renaissance Style Hats and Clothing through my Website!
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