The headdress and the bigouden costumes
With its 33 centimeters high, the bigouden headdress is the symbol of the tradition and the identity of the country. It
requires from half an hour to an hour to a bigouden expert to correctly put it on the head. About 20 years ago, more than
3000 women wore it, today they are only a few hundreds, mainly old persons. They may be seen the sunday in the
churches or in front of the stands of handmade embroidered lace that they sell to the tourists during the summer season.
- The traditionnal costumes:
The dresses of women, the cardigans and the small short vests (chupen) of men are ornated with embroideries of Tenerife
motifs of yellow and orange colours (this is the reason for the colours of the bigouden
Like the headdress it is very unsual to see it nowadays.
Contribution of Régis Andro [firstname.lastname@example.org].