Many of the women in the old English epic poem, "Beowulf" wore Saxon headcloths similar to this one, made of white, 100% cotton fabric. These women were thought of as peace-weavers, and memory-keepers. This large, scalloped-edge headcloth conceals hair, neck and shoulders. Can also be creatively draped or wrapped on the head. Wear with Wulflead Saxon Tunic C1452 (sold separately) to complete the look.