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Veil, Voile, Velo….

 

This impalpable, often transparent object of desire of every bride, that crowns literally her head, has origins and stories that can be lost in the mists of time.

The first track of women’s use of veil is attested in Assyrian document, according to which the use of the veil is only allowed to noble women, distinguishing them not only for the social class but also the non-accessibility of the noblewoman to the common gaze.

Only after, the use of the veil becomes more common: as a headdress, to shelter from the wind, sun and sand.

In Italy the history of the veil evolves in different ways. In the Middle Ages the veil of linen was often embroidered with strands of beads, elements that were used to ward off the evil eye. The early twentieth century was chosen according to the social class of the bride. Then, with the passage of decades, many cultural aspects of this custom become fashion and the veil has become exclusively an accessory. But an accessory still topical, able to confer to the dress, also in civil rite, a unique personality.

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