what are the names of the funny hats jesters wear?

  1. angela_michelle profile image98
    angela_michelleposted 7 years ago

    what are the names of the funny hats jesters wear?

  2. WYVRENKNIGHT profile image57
    WYVRENKNIGHTposted 7 years ago

    Their hats were especially distinctive; made of cloth, they were floppy with three points, each of which had a jingle bell at the end. The three points of the hat represent the donkey's ears and tail worn by jesters in earlier times.
    In ancient times courts employed fools and by the Middle Ages the jester was a familiar figure. In Renaissance times, aristocratic households in Britain employed licensed fools or jesters, who sometimes dressed as other servants were dressed, but generally wore a motley (i.e. parti-coloured) coat, hood with ass's (i.e. donkey) ears or a red-flannel coxcomb and bells. Regarded as pets or mascots, they served not simply to amuse but to criticise their master or mistress and their guests.

  3. MickS profile image70
    MickSposted 7 years ago

    I believe it is just called a jester's hood.

    Court jesters, ie, employed by the monarch, were immune to punishment and were the forerunners of the diplomatic service, so we're right when we refer to that service as a bunch of clowns.

 
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