The Philippi headwear collection is currently the world’s largest
collection of clerical, ecclesiastical and religious head coverings
and is unique in both its scope and size. You will find examples of headgear from every religious persuasion around the globe, whether ceremonial or worn as part of everyday life. In addition, the collection includes 116 religious objects.
December 26, 2010
The Spanish Bonete - Bonete Español de 4 Picos con Borla
Instead of the biretta, the Spanish clergy wear a bonete
Overview of the several models of the Spanish bonete
The photo shows a procession of the College of Catalayud in the 19th century. The tiny figures at the very front of the procession are monks wearing red bonetes. The candle-bearers (probably deacons?) are wearing red dalmatics and red bonetes, while all the rest are wearing black bonetes, even the Prior at the rear of the procession. No tufts to be seen, unfortunately.
Bonete made for a Praemonstratensian (Norbertine) monk
Bonete made of St. Ninian's tartan
To get detailed information on the St. Ninian's tartan, exclusivly made for Pope Benedict XVI., please visit Tartan Pope Benedict VXI.