December 29, 2012

Biretta of TWUDCF Bishop

Bishop T. Anthony Bronner of
wearing a red purple biretta made out of damask with woven crosses, 3 blades (wings, horns) and a yellow pompon
See as well:

Here with a golden biretta, 3 blades (wings, horns) and a golden pompon
See as well:

Brocade biretta

Bishop T. Anthony Bronner wearing a black Spansih bonete
with red-purple piping (application cord) and red-purple pompon

December 20, 2012

Hats from Industrias Sombrereras Españolas

In August 2012 I published an article about

Here some pictures of Jewish hats worn in Brooklyn
and a saturno (cappello romano)

In this context, I recommend to read the article
written by
Werner Cohn
Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of British Columbia


December 18, 2012

Barett of the Kirchenschweizer II

In April 2011 I published an article about

Here 2 nice pictures:

A French bedel (bedau, verger, mazzieri, master of ceremonies)
in front of the church
wearing a biretta similar to the cantor biretta shown in the article

A French bedel (bedau, verger, mazzieri, master of ceremonies)
Early XIX century
wearing the ancient French biretta of doctor of theology at Sorbonne University

December 16, 2012

House Biretta

© picture: Ville de Pioussay
Pierre Granier, curé de Pioussay de 1860 à 1899
with a house biretta (beretta da camera, papalina)

Portuguese Francisco Rodrigues da Cruz (1859-1948)
with house biretta

See as well:
Cardenal Vidal y Barraquer with Skufia (σκούφια) or "bonete circular"?

(click to enlarge or open JPG in new window)
Engelsing, Tobias: Chapeau! Berühmte Kopfbedeckungen 1700 - 2000,
Rosengartenmuseum Konstanz, 2011, ISBN 978-3-929768-29-9, page 19
Hausmütze (house bonnet) worn by Eduard Mörike

Aristide Cavaillé-Coll with house biretta

December 15, 2012

Boat Hat

A very nice boat hat (Chapéu de Raia, Canoa)
worn by the Spanish and Portuguese clergy in the 18th and 19th century
This wonderful boat hat was made by Mr Sergio Anzani of Cappelleria Melegari, Milan

See as well:

December 12, 2012

December 11, 2012

Academic Biretta

© picture: Que
Lluís Cardinal Martínez Sistach, archbishop of Barcelona, during the confering of the honorary doctor's degree of the Pontifical Faculty of Theology of the University of Warsaw.

Academic biretta made out of burgandy velvet

See as well:

December 06, 2012

Boat Hat and Tricorne

2 French padres
Pay attention to the hat cord handing down.

December 04, 2012


Some more pictures of kolpaks

Kolpak made out of purple silk with moiré-effect

Kolpak made out of old-paonazzo silk

Kolpak made out of scarlet red silk with moiré-effect

wearing a scarlet red Kolpak

Priest of the UOCC wearing a blue purple Kolpak

November 27, 2012

Mudi Thoppi

Mudi Thoppi - aqSnsXmhhn of the new Cardinal

during the consistory on 24th November 2012

Mudi Thoppi in Malayalam language is:

Coat of Arms of His Beatitude Isaac Cardinal Cleemis Thottunkal

St. Thomas Christians

November 26, 2012

Jewish Rabbi with Skullcap

I bought in an antiquarian bookshop the following book:
Rubens, Alfred: Jewish Costume
Weinfeld and Nicholson, London 1973
ISBN 0-297-76393-0
Very nice book with over 250 plates.
I can recommend it.

Jewish rabbi wears a skullcap with pompon
Same style like the Spanish pileolus
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