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.
June 25, 2012
Head-coverings of Ignaz Heinrich Freiherr von Wessenberg
Ignaz Heinrich von Wessenberg (November 4, 1774 – August 9, 1860) was a German writer and scholar, and liberal Catholic churchman as well as Vicar general and administrator of the Diocese of Constance.
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Engelsing, Tobias: Chapeau! Berühmte Kopfbedeckungen 1700 - 2000, Rosengartenmuseum Konstanz, 2011, ISBN 978-3-929768-29-9, page 18
left: foldable bonnet used in winter
center: tricorne as fromal headwear
right: calotte worn inside the house
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