Tudor Hook Fasteners for sale
In the Tudor period fashion in clothing came under influence from continental countries such as France, Germany, Belgium and Holland. The hook fastener showed elegance and was adorned mostly by women, with its primary function being to hold her large neck scarf in place, which also appears to be a popular garment of that period. Author and antiquarian Brian Read writes "I have spent a long time researching so-called hooked-tags, hooked-fasteners, clothing hooks, cap-hooks, nummular brooches, among other names. There is very little evidence for many of these actually being used with dress, therefore I prefer to call them either sharp- or blunt-hooked clasps. Whether any of these were used in tandem with an eye is uncertain, though I do have evidence that perhaps some did. Little surviving dress retains hooked-clasps, the only type being wire blunt-hooked and eye clasps, which date as far back as the late Roman Iron Age. The quantity and range of categories I now have on record is mind-boggling, mainly found by metal-detectorists. My book, which is a catalogue, classification and typology, should be published later this year."
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