Posted By Claire on November 30, 2009
Good news for those of you who have been looking for a quality replica Anne Boleyn French Hood – we now sell one! What’s more is that it is an accurate replica of the one worn by Anne Boleyn in the famous National Portrait Gallery portrait. See our French Hoods page.
It is believed that Anne Boleyn set the trend for wearing French Hoods in the English Court, rather than the English style gable hood, when she returned to England from her time at the French Court. Its rounded shape was very different to the angular English gable hood which was favoured by Catherine of Aragon and Jane Seymour.
The French Hood that we offer here at The Anne Boleyn Files is handmade by Kris in the USA and is made from a sturdy base covered with lush black velvet. Cream or white 8mm imported Czech glass pearls are handsewn along the top and bottom edges and lovely gold box lace decorates the bottom edge. Black elegance, rather than velvet which can be rather heavy and hot, is used for the veil and Kris has added ties which tie at the back under the hairline as these tend to be more comfortable than ones that tie under the chin.
Each French Hood is hand crafted for each customer and you will be able to choose whether you want cream or white Czech glass pearls. Your French Hood will be made and shipped in around 4-6 days from date of order.
We will be offering more French Hoods soon so please keep checking back.
Don’t you think that Anne Boleyn had much more style than Jane Seymour?!!