Make, learn and talk about needle lace.
These are the two ends of the turban I made as part of SCA garb. In part this was a test piece using a variety of reticello motifs from a 16th century Italian manual. The quality of the work is uneven as this was a learning experience. In my documentation I had two early 15th century Italian paintings showing women (both midwives) wearing turbans with internal striping and fringed decorated ends hanging loose. The two examples I found featured colored work, either embroidery or a woven-in pattern, but I argued that a needle lace pattern would also make sense in a practical garment that needed to be washed frequently.