Paludier hat in wool felt made in France.
A head cover with a very wide edge and a round cap.
About the Paludier hat
- Composition: 100% wool
- 14 cm edge width
- Height of the cap 12 cm
Its history comes from Guérande
The salt worker wore four successive vests: two white sheets, a third blue sheet with green stripes and a fourth, shorter, red sheet. A floating panty made of white canvas or local basin, tightened at the knees by white stockings or gaiters completed the costume. The wide-brimmed hat, trimmed with ribbons, was worn differently according to whether the man was married single or widowed: raised on the side in the case of young people and in front of the bride and groom. During the ceremonies, the man wore a semi-long black coat.
The woman wore a rigid breastplate, embroidered with gold and silver, covering her chest and varying in design from one parish to another. The bodice included a round neckline vest, adorned with a starchy lace collar, with wide red sleeves that ended at the wrist with lace or embroidery.
The blue corselet, closed in front by ribbons, falling to the side, was cut in the back in the shape of a square. As for the dress, it consisted of two white skirts covered with a skirt, the three of them being of different lengths. Finally, a moiré apron, tied behind, wearing a belt and ribbons with the same motifs as the bib.
The headdress is similar to that of the Vannetais, finely embroidered, matching the collar also worked in pleated skirt and really original bib.
The brides' costume included a purple bishop skirt, red sleeves embroidered with black velvet and rolled up to show off the beautiful gold and yellow brocade lining.