The Guarda Pampa (People of the Earth) was originally created by the aboriginal people of Argentinian and Chilean Patagonia.  This symmetric design symbolizes the reflection of the Andes Mountains in the lakes of the region. The Guarda Pampa, adopted and made iconic by the Argentine gauchos, has become a design that is woven into the fabric of Argentine and Chilean culture – from the flat pampas regions to the urban cities to the Andes Mountains. 

Many designs, originally of Mataco and Mapuche origin, are commonly seen in gaucho's berets. Hard to find, even in Argentina and Chile, South Pacific Berets now stocks a small number of boinas guarda pampa. 

The classic cotton boina Tolosa comes in many colour options with the guarda pampa design; the boinas Arandú are available in both the guarda pampa and a traditional Mapuche Aboriginal design.  

Boinas Arandú

Mataco patterned heavy duty 120 grams cotton knitted boinas in 29.5cm diameter, fitted with a comfortable elastic headband. Five colours @ $56.50

Boinas Guarda Pampa


Mapuche patterned heavy duty 120 grams cotton knitted boinas in 28.5cm diameter, fitted with a comfortable elastic headband. Four colours @ $56.50

Guarda Pampa Mapuche

Boinas Tolosa Guarda Pampa 30cm

Tolosa Guarda Pampa


$54.50


Boinas Tolosa Guarda Pampa 34cm

Tolosa Guarda Pampa 34


$59.50