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Sombrero calañés

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Sombrero calañés

The sombrero calañés or sombrero de Calañas[1][2] is a traditional hat made in the municipality of Calañas, province of Huelva, autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. It is also sometimes called the sombrero castoreño because it is traditionally made from the felt of a beaver (castor) or similar animal.[3]

The sombrero calañés has a low conical crown and a brim upturned to the point of rolling over, with a knobby ornamentation at the top of the crown and on one side of the brim. The low crown can be adjusted by a cord. The hat is worn cocked somewhat asymmetrically, and is more decorative than practical.

The term can apply to a somewhat different style of hat, more like a sombrero de catite without quite such a high conical crown, and with a sort of a small pompom dangling from a cord at the top, which falls to one side of the hat.

Either type is often worn over a kerchief tied at the nape of the neck.


This article incorporates information from the revision as of 2010-05-05 of the equivalent article on the Español WorldHeritage.
  1. ^ sombrero calañésDefinition of , Diccionario de la lengua española de la Real Academia Española (DRAE)
  2. ^ sombrero de CalañasDefinition of , DRAE
  3. ^ sombrero castoreñoDefinition of , DRAE

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  • Photographs of the two main types of sombrero calañés: 1 and 2
  • worn over a kerchiefsombrero calañésPhotograph showing a
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