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Plain Fillet and Plain Barbette FILLET...a stiffened piece of linen that was molded into a wide headband and worn like a hat, often with a Barbette or Veil. BARBETTE...a linen covering for a womans head, throat and chin in the early 14th century. BARBE..similar to the Barbette...a pleated piece of linen worn underneath the chin of widows and over the chin to denote a noblewoman. >>Investigate that last distinction.