A barretina is a traditional Catalan man’s hat. It is a hat in the form of a bag, made of wool, traditionally red or 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 not common in everyday life, but it is regularly 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 the movement for Catalan independence.

South Pacific Berets stocks barretines from three traditional manufacturers from Catalonia; made according to age old tradition in acrylic or 100% natural wool, "nude" or fully lined, showing artisan craftsmanship and offering great comfort.

Barretines knitted in soft acrylic from one of Catalonia's oldest manufacturers in Olot. $34.50

Barretina Olot

Wool 'Barretines 100%' with cotton lining
in gift box

Barretina 100%
Black, Grey and Red Sold Out

Barretina de la Terra

Authentic 100% Wool Barretines made by 'Art de la Terra' from Igualada (Catalunya); the densest, tightest knit available. Presently only available in Musca/Purple. $49.25

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