Eleanor de Toledo, Duchess of Florence with a Pearl Resilla in her Hair and On her Shoulders.
Agnolo Bronzino 1545.
These jeweled hairnets were in fashion during the 16th and 17th centuries. Simpler hairnets were also popular during the 1860’s. Sometimes resilla, when worn in the hair, are also referred to as snoods, which were briefly popular again during the 1940’s.
Résille is a term that is also used for a rare enamel technique which somewhat resembles cloisonné but, unlike cloisonné, the design to be enameled was carved into glass or a crystal gemstone and lined with gold.