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THE PEN SARDIN ... and the other Lace caps from Brittany

THE PEN SARDIN ... and the other Lace caps from Brittany

These little piece of art are as light as the wind, with "cornettes" like the tip of the waves.  In Brittany (Northwest of France), each region has its distinctive cap. This list is about pieces made on knotted net but I am sure you will go beyond my list. Most of these embroidery are made with the Filet Guipure technique as this tradition of wearing these little hats seems to have started in the XIXe century. Enjoye the travel and extend your journey!

POST CARD - CARTE POSTALE Cap "Pen Sardin" and collar in Embroidery on Knotted Net. Sardine factory worker from the region of Douarnenez Coiffe et collerette en Filet Brodé "Le sourire d'une Sardinière de Douarnenez"
Filet Guipure Embroidery on Knotted Net Petite coiffe brodée en Filet Guipure. De la région d'Auray, en Bretagne (France)
Large knotted net meshes from the region of Baud From region of Baud. Also called "Raie" the French word for Stingray because of the long narrow piece of lace going down the back. The stingray is a flat fish with a long poisonus serrated spine at the base of the tail
Appliqués sur Filet - Filet PlumetisPont-Croix
From Kerity-Pennmarc'hDouarnenez-Crozon
Back of the hat from Kerity in Filet Guipure - from Pennmarc'hDos de la petite coiffe de Kerity
La Penn Sardin de Douarnenez ... sur du petit Leno...
Penn Sardin, the back of the capFor the working girl, the "Pen-Sardine (sardine heads) is common to many ports of the Finistère, but retains the characteristics of Concarneau. made up in tulle or more frequently embroidered on knotted net, it was worn by the workers of sardine cannery.
embroidery on Knotted net from region Paix de Carhaix-Chateauneuf du Faou
from Le Pays du Léon - St Pol de Léon
Jeune fille de Saint-Thegonnec
Young girl from Quimper
Jeune fille de Ploaré, aux environs de Douarnenez
Costume bretonRemarquez à la taille... Filet Guipure sur un filet noué de, je dirais 4 mailles au pouce
Young girl from Pont-Croix
Penn Sardin
The little caps on the site LES FILETS BLEUS
Coiffe du Tregoren Filet Brodé
Coiffure blanche en filet nouéLa coiffe penn sardin se composait de trois parties distinctes : la passe, le fond et les lacets
TOURISTIC VIDEO

TOURISTIC VIDEO

Video with general touristic information on Brittany. In French
Mermie is back from the faraway seas

Mermie is back from the faraway seas

Mermie is back from the far away seas...

Mermie is back from the far away seas...

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