The History of Cone-Shaped Medieval Princess Hats

Known as hennins, the tall headdresses were popular among European noblewomen in the late Middle Ages

mogul warrior headdresses
Hugo van der Goes

Editor’s Note, March 9, 2022: This article originally suggested that Mongolian headdresses directly inspired conical European headdresses—a claim not supported by the historical record. To prevent the dissemination of inaccurate information, we have removed the text of the story and updated the headline.