Painted glass at Cliff, Kent 1787
Medium: Ink on paper
Drawing of a detail of a woman's head from a painted glass window at Cliffe-at-Hoo in Kent. This may be from a stained glass window in St Helen's Church in Cliffe. It has 14th century stained glass in two of the cancel windows on the south side. This shows a woman is wearing a wimple. The wimple was a popular headdress in the medieval period and consisted of a square of cotton or linen, often with a gorget, or neck cloth which was attached to the wimple with pins. Wimples were generally worn by married women at this time.