July 19, 2013

Imam Sarığı Worn by the Islamic Dignitaries of Perm

© picture: Bezformata
Islamic dignitaries of Perm, Russia

See as well the article:

Imam Sarığı (head covering worn by an Islamic imam)
Green is the traditional color of the Islam

Imam Sarığı
model in dark green

July 15, 2013

Fashion Headcoverings - Louis Vuittion (1)


Spanish Bonete
Pileolus (Zucchetto, soli deo)

July 12, 2013

Academic Caps of the University of Durham

Academic garb of the University of Durham
Mortarboard, tricorn hat with golden tassel, John Knox cap with pompon

(click to enlarge)
Get a copy of this wonderful book:
Goff, Philip: University of London - Academic Dress
The University London Press, London 1999
ISBN 0-7187-1608-6

(Painting by Hans Holbein)
John Knox cap is worn by humanists and university doctors of XVI century.

July 02, 2013

The Chapel Veil or Prayer Veil (or Mantilla)

By coincidence I found a nice picture on the page of
Saint Francis Veil Company, Veneta, Oregon, USA

showing the Vergin Mary covering her head with a veil.
You will find detailed information here.

Caravaggio: Annunciation of the Birth of Jesus, 1608/09
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nancy, France
Mary with veil
Caravaggio: Ankündigung der Geburt Jesu, 1608/09, Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nancy
Caravaggio: Ankündigung der Geburt Jesu, 1608/09, Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nancy

In church:

© pictures: Orbis Catholicus

In presence of the Pope:

Jacqueline Kennedy and John XIII

Queen Elisabeth II in the Vatican

The Spanish Mantilla is a veil fixed over a high comb (peineta):

© picture: Orbis Catholicus

A free download of Paul K. William's book here.

More information and pictures:

July 01, 2013

Sombrero Arzobispal Lana

On 8th June I bought this very special "Sombrero Arzobispal Lana" in the shop of
Casa Yustas, Madrid, Spain.

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