Beaded Veils

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While veils with beaded edgings are fairly unususual, there are a few examples from the 14th and 15th centuries -- and most of these are on Italian women in the second half of the 15th century.

There is also a heavily beaded and embroidered drape on the headdress of Fra Filippo Lippi's Portrait of a Woman with a Man at a Casement. I am not sure whether The Virgin of the Nativity and Portrait of a Woman are showing veils with finely beaded edges, or if that is a narrow ruffle or some other edge treatment on the veils.

See also Basic Steps in Beaded Edging for instructions for sewing beads to the edge of a veil.