Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Traditional mantillas.

Mantilla; that beautiful word originates from Spain, home of the lace head veils that women have adorned their heads with, especially on high Holydays, for centuries, from around the end of the 1500s...Cooler than a hat in that warm, sultry weather, they quickly became popular and have remained so, especially within the traditional Catholic communities.
The traditional style of mantilla is held in place by a large comb called a peineta. 

During Holy Week in Spain little Spanish senoritas can be spotted wearing white lace mantillas. Aren't they stunning?

Here one can see the peineta holding the lace veil in place.

Glorious lace and roses! 

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