Barretines
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$45.00


Barretina 100%


Barretina Pintada with hand painted Catalan Star and certificate of authenticity. 
$49.25



Barretina de la Terra

A barretina is a traditional Catalan man’s hat. It is a hat in the form of a bag, made of wool, usually red and sometimes purple. In variants, it was worn by people in various cultures around the Mediterranean Sea, like Catalonia, Valencia, Ibiza, Provence, Corsica, Sicily, Sardinia and parts of the Balkans and Portugal.

Today, use of the barretina is uncommon in everyday life, but it is still used in folklore dances, or as a symbol of Catalan identity. Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí were great advocates for the barretina. And recently, there has been resurgence in wearing barretines, due to movement for Catalan independence.

The Catalan Christmas figure, known as caganer, also wears a barretina. The caganer is depicted in the act of defecation, 'caganer' being Catalan for 'pooper'.

South Pacific Berets stocks barretines from two traditional manufacturers from Catalonia; made according to age old tradition in 100% wool, showing artisan craftsmanship and offering great comfort.

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