1600-1620 English Coif with forehead cloth at the Glasgow Museums, Glasgow - From the curators' comments: "It was customary for married women in the seventeenth century to cover their head. Coifs, a form of cap, such as this example, were worn informally at home. The accompanying forehead cloth is a rare survivor. These were often added when women were ill."
Will be doing these nails for Christmas! Plenty of time to grow them out by then, too. Apply overall base color, let dry, place tape to make tree shapes. Apply polka dots in different colors, and add star at top when done. Let each coat dry before changing colors so you don't end up with muddy nails.