I recently came across an article from Civil War Blog by Barbara Brackman that jogged my memory of a covering that we wore when we worked on the plantation demos.
Then again, Outlander book and TV series has also featured this interesting weaving apparel.
I knew it by Bosom friend as it covered your front to keep you warm during those cold days as we did our demos. This type of garment stayed tucked into the back and did not hang loose to fall into an over pit fire as you cooked in the hearth. Here we have another name --Sontag--and you can find many different patterns and styles that fit that title
Sontag, Habit Shirt and Bosom Friend----- a small shawl
Cephaline - something to wear on your head
What a fascinating history about Sontag or Cephadine!