July 03, 2012
Linings of Different Pileoli (Soli Dei, Zucchetti)
I compared the lining of the following 4 pileoli:
from left to right:
1) Italian made pileolus with a lining in linen (soft version)
2) Italian made pileolus with a lining of chamois leather (soft version)
3) Spanish made pileolus with a lining of sheep leather (rigid version)
4) Italian made pileolus worn by the pope with a very thin chamois leather lining (soft version)
This Spanish pileolus is lined with sheep which keeps it rigid. Around the brim inside, a ribbon of red velvet to assure a better fit.
The pope's pileolus is made of white silk with moiré-effect,
inside lined with very thin chamois leather to assure a better hold and, around the brim inside, a ribbon of white velvet.