August 24, 2012

The Qob - Headgear of the Clergy of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church

His Holiness Abuna Paulos (1935 - 2012), Fifth Patriarch and Catholicos of Ethiopia, Ichege of the See of St. Tekle Haymanot, Archbishop of Axum and one of the seven serving Presidents of the World Council of Churches
wearing a white Qob

August 22, 2012

Head Coverings of the Old Roman Catholic Church Latin Rite

Ecclesia Veteris Catholica Romana

H.E. The Mt Revd Jerome Lloyd OSJV, Metropolitan Archbishop of Europe with Spanish Bonete in red purple with red pompon

H.E. The Mt Revd Jerome Lloyd OSJV, Metropolitan Archbishop of Europe wearing a mitre

H.E. The Mt Revd Jerome Lloyd OSJV, Metropolitan Archbishop of Europe with zucchetto (pileolus, soli deo)

August 21, 2012

Tiara - Basilica di San Gaudenzio, Novara, Italy

Painting and statue seen in the Basilica of San Gaudenzio, Novara, Italy

Holy Gregory with tiara

Madonna di Loreto with a crown, similar to a tiara

August 18, 2012

Biretta Worn by the Prelates of the "Domkapitel zu den Hl. Rupert und Virgil an der Metropolitankirche Salzburg"

Archbishop Dr. Alois Kothgasser (right) places the red biretta with 3 horns (blades, wings) and a red pompon on the head of Konsistorialrat Prof. Mag. art. Dr. Raimund Sagmeister

Biretta with 3 blades (wings, horns) an a red pompon

August 17, 2012

First Painting of the Cardinal's Galero

You see Cardinal Jacopo Caetani degli Stefaneschi (* Rome, 1270 circa – † Avignon, June 23, 1343)  genuflecting in front of Jesus Christ. On the Oriental carpet, decorated with red and blue eagles,  you can recognize the red galero lying in front of him.
This is the first picture of the galero, the hat given by the pope to the cardinals during the consitory.

A painting out of my collection
The artist is unknown.

August 16, 2012

ABU Utility Cap and ACU Patrol Cap with Religious Emblems

In my previous post "United States Air Force Airman Battle Uniform (ABU) Christian Chaplain's Caps" I wrote a little bit about the caps worn by military chaplains.

The hats and caps are worn in these two fabrics:

1. ABU

2. ACU

Here some more pictures:


ACU Patrol Cap with Christian Cross

ACU Patrol Cap with the Jewish tablets of the Ten Commandments

ACU Patrol Cap with Islamic crescent

ACU Patrol Cap with Buddhist Dharmacakra


ABU Utility Caps

ABU Utility Cap with Christian cross

ABU Utility Cap with the Jewish tablets of the Ten Commandments

ABU Utility Cap with the Islamic crescent

ABU Utility Cap with Buddhist Dharmacakra

August 14, 2012

Biretta Worn by the Choir Boys of the Mainzer Domchor

© picture: Mainzer Domchor
The choir boys of the Mainzer Domchor with red birettas with 4 horns (Blades, wings).

August 13, 2012

Industrias Sombrereras Españolas - A Spanish Hat Factory

© picture: New York Times

I read a very interesting article about the Industrias Sombrereras Españolas in

An article about the production of Jewish hats going to Brooklyn you will fing here.

August 12, 2012

Biretta - Don Camillo Hat

Biretta worn by a priest in Alegia, Spain
This biretta is made by an injection moulding machine using some artificial textile material.

In Germany you can buy such a model to combine with a fancy dress worn during carnival (Mardi Gras). Sometimes this kind of hat is called "Don Camillo Hat" after the character Don Camillo Tarocci.

© picture: Yatego


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