I have a question, Daisy Viktoria. What is the part covering the shoulders called? Is it part of the hood, or does it have it's own name? I'm writing a story in which healers wear white cotehardies with different color hoods to denote rank. Black hoods are novices and are often seen in droves after major battles. Green hoods are more experienced and well respect, used mostly for delivering babies. Sky blue hoods are well respect and venture wherever needed. White hoods serve lord, ladies and kings. And the Gold hoods run the entire sisterhood.
In any case, I am trying to describe it and don't know what the part covering the shoulders are called. Can you help me?
Hi! It sounds like you've got a great story going! The part on the shoulders is part of the hood. It's normally just called a hood! If you want to find more about the origin of the style, which might help you, I would start searching for medieval hoods and go from there.