Friday, 18 November 2016


My inspiration for the name of this hat is an incredible story!!

In 1803, a collection of manuscripts was found in a Benedictine monastery called Beuern, in Bavaria.
It was an amazing group of 254 poems and dramatic texts mostly from the 11th and 12th century, written in medieval latin, old french and some GermaN.
They name this group of manuscripts "Carmina Burana" which literally means "Songs from Beuern"

In 1936, german composer Carl Orff set twenty four of those poems to music.
This composition quickly became popular and a staple piece of the classical musical repertoire.

Carmina Burana and specially its opening and closing movement called "O Fortuna" have been part of my early years, listening to the songs and the stories...
My great-aunt C
hichi had all the collection in vinyl and I used to listen to them all for hours!
So many stories as petals in those roses from this headpiece!

This is the "Carmina" Hat.

A medium, hand blocked black sinamay perching cap base, decorated with two black and grey velvet, chiffon and silk flowers.
This outstanding and bold design is completely hand sewn, lined with a beautiful grey and silver leopard print satin and is worn on a black millinery elastic.

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