Pilger hat St. James
The pilgrim hat Jakobus (St.James) is modeled after the traditional medieval headgear of the pilgrims. In addition to the staff, the pilgrim's cloak (the Pelegrine) and the drinking bottle, the hat was part of the pilgrim's traditional equipment. The hat served through the attached 'Viera' (scallop) as a distinguishing mark of a pilgrim. While worn on the Camino de Santiago, the pilgrim's hat originally allowed its owner to eat fruit and vegetables from fields, which was otherwise punishable as an offense. Traditionally, the apostle St. James is represented in the Christian iconography with a pilgrim's hat. Originally the pilgrim hat was made of felt.
The pilgrim hat Jakobus (St.James) is not rainproof. It has decorative character only and is not to be understood as weatherproof gear for the pilgrimage. But this is a wonderful as a gift or symbolic recognition of friends that are starting, or just finished the Camino. It should not be missing in any pilgrim costume!
The pilgrim hat has a wide brim. A shell is attached to the flat side of the brim. The shell may vary in appearance, since it is a natural product.
Size: one size
Color: brown with scallop