July 27, 2012

Anabaptist Headcoverings of the Plain People

To start, an overview to about Anabaptism or Plain People you will find in Wikipedia.
Here some hats of the different goups.

Prospect of Flying Cloud Hats owned by Kore Stoltzfuss, Ronks, Pensylvania
Amish Hats

© picture: Eliana Castanho

© picture: Eliana Castanho

© picture: Eliana Castanho

© picture: Eliana Castanho

This very common Amish hat has a 3 1/2" brim which is the the most popular size in the Amish communities.
The Amish Bishop wears this hat, but he has the distinction of having a 4 inch brim.

These hats with telecope top are the absolute highest quality black fur felt Amish hats. They are made for the Amish by the Amish and are what they wear for any formal occasion (church, weddings, funerals, etc). The hat has a 1 1/2" leather band on the inside. Dimensions: 4 1/2" high with 3 1/2" brim.

This hat is worn by the Pike Mennonites (or Stauffer Mennonites). The hats have a center groove and a 2 1/2" brim and are made of black fur felt.

These straw hats are woven in Amish homes and worn by Amishman working out in the field.

Hat worn by the Quakers

July 26, 2012

"Mitre that Looked Like a Tiara"

© picture: The Far Sight

"Manuel Cardinal Gonçalves Cerejeira, successor of Cardinal Belo, Patriarch of Lisbon from 1929 to 1971. You can see the flabella and the fanon again and also the patriarchal miter which was designed to look like a tiara. The Patriarch of Lisbon had the privilege to wear the tiara but - maybe out of respect for the Pope - apparently never actually wore one but only miters that - at least from far away - looked a bit like tiaras."

July 25, 2012

Euonymus Europaeus, Golden Biretta, Golden Bonete

© picture: Wikimedia

In Germany in some regions the Euonymus europaeus is called "Pfaffenhütchen".
"Pfaffe" (from lat.: papa = father) means a catholic priest [however, since the reformation the word "Pfaffe" has a disparaging connotation],
"hütchen" means little hat.
The blossom of this bush reminds someone of the biretta.

Biretta on a Statue of Saint John of Nepomuk
Have a look here, too.

Golden Bonete with black piping (application cord) and black pompon

July 14, 2012

United States Air Force Airman Battle Uniform (ABU) Christian Chaplain's Caps

"Since July 29, 1775, approximately 25,000 Army Chaplains have served as religious and spiritual leaders for 25 million Soldiers and their Families. From military installations to deployed combat units and from service schools to military hospitals, Army Chaplains and Chaplain Assistants have performed their ministries in the most religiously diverse organization in the world. Always present with their Soldiers in war and in peace, ArmyChaplains have served in more than 270 major wars and combat engagements. Nearly 300 Army Chaplains have laid down their lives in battle. Six have been awarded the Medal of Honor. Their love of God, Country and the American Soldier has been a beacon of light and a message of hope for all those who have served our nation. Currently, over 2,900 Chaplains are serving the Total Army representing over 130 different religious organizations."

United States Air Force Airman Battle Uniform (ABU) Christian Chaplain's boonie hat for hot weather
(as well called "floppy hat")
This hat only can worn in the desert of the Middele East

The ABU Utility Cap can be worn everywhere.

All Christian Chaplains, Catholic and Protestant, wear the USAF Chaplain's Cross on their hats and shirts. Jewish Chaplains would wear the tablets of the Ten Commandments on their hats, Muslim Chaplains the crescent and Buddhist Chaplains the Dharmacakra

The hats and caps are worn in these two fabrics:

1. ABU

2. ACU

Many thanks to Monsignor Mark Rowan for sending me these two hats.
The above picture is showing him May 2009 in the Iraq

See my article:

July 09, 2012

Interview published in the Altöttinger Liebfrauenbote

In his issue of 8th of July 2012 the Altöttinger Liebfrauenbote published a very nice interview about the collection.

You can read the full text here.

July 08, 2012

Camauro Made out of Red Fulè

Camauro made out of red fulè (mixture of wool and cashmere)
Trimming with white ermine fur

Same fabric like the tabarro of the Holy Father:

© picture: Stefano Spaziano
On this picture the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI., wears a Camauro made out of red velvet

Foulé / Folé / Fulé / Fulè:
Tessuto di lana morbido e di medio peso [[Abbigliamento_di_lana|che si presenta pieno alla mano; la struttura della sua armatura risulta migliorata dal conferimento di pelo sottile. Viene prodotto in ]] armatura a lino o a saia con filati pettinati e cardati. Viene impiegato per la realizzazione di vari capi di abbigliamento uomo e donna. Il suo nome deriva dal francese "fouler", che significa calandrare, follare. 

FOLARO: colui che lavora i tessuti per renderli più omogenei e compattati; fa la follatura, cioè l’operazione di giuntura (eseguita facendo passare una lama a contatto della superficie del tessuto per eliminare i solchi lasciati dal pettine). Deriva dal latino volgare fullare= pigiare, collegato con fullo,-onis=lavandaio. Chierese: folé (fulé).
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