Sunday, February 17, 2013

Cone heads

Capuchones, caperuchos, capuruchos and capirotes – all names for the cone shaped headgear that Nazarenes wear during the Easter parades. Ideally, this headgear should be light, cool and comfortable.

In Orihuela, there is an 86 year old man who works all year to make these things using plastic, mesh tape with an anti sweat band. The result is a cap that weighs just 70 grams and comes in eleven different sizes to fit anything from a young child to an adult. The cost is a very reasonable 20 euros so no wonder he is is kept busy.

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