What are the caps called?
How many variations of styles of caps there are difficult to say. This unique item of clothing is used as an accessory, protects the head from cold and overheating, serves as an identifier for various nationalities, can sometimes tell about the status of a person, or is an indispensable attribute of a profession. This article will tell you how various caps are called.
In our country, they are gradually beginning to adopt the western tradition of graduates wearing a quad academic cap. Initially rightOnly graduates with a master's degree were wearing this type of headgear, but gradually this requirement was no longer necessary. The correct full name sounds like “square academic cap”, but in Russian the short forms “confederate” or “master's cap” have long taken root. Interestingly, even the ribbon with a brush has its own name - liripip. Its color can serve as a distinction between the best graduates.
An integral attribute of the jester's costume is a cap with bells. Sleigh Bellsthe jester's movements were funny and the audience was amused. The jester’s cap usually has three ends - they symbolize two donkey ears and a tail.
The sailors also have their own headdress - a cap. They exist of several kinds, depending on the rank of the employees. Mostly they differ between themselves stripes. The cap of the private soldier got her personal name at all - the peakless cap.
"Talking" hat names
Sometimes the name of the hat itself speaks about its purpose.
It is not difficult to guess that the opera hat was intended for going to the theater. This type of cylinder was very popular in the second half of the 19th century. Its peculiarity was that the design allowed folding the top of the hat, and from a bulky accessory it turned into a neat pancake. Now this kind of headgear can be found only in a theater or circus.
The once-popular night-cap allowed residents to protect their heads.from hypothermia in the cold season, and in women - also did not let the hair get very tangled.The nightcap also served as a hygienic function, protecting the head from lice. This headdress was used and not for its intended purpose. For example, they put a person condemned to death by hanging on his head, which allowed him to hide his expression during an agony.
Hats of the peoples of the world
A small headdress of the Jews is called a bale or yarmulka. It is worn constantlyoften wearing a black brimmed hat on top of it, the style and material of which corresponds to the position of a person in society. The name of such a hat depends on its variety, of which there are 34. In Judaism, a headdress is a sign of contact with the Almighty. Men wear it constantly, showing by this that they realize the existence of God, understand his wisdom and value Him above their own head, the most significant and important part of the human body.
Vietnamese non la
The famous conical hats of the Vietnamese are called non-la. They are made from banana leaves, and not from bamboo stalks, like many neighboring nations. Although such a hat is not very durable, it is reliably entered into use due to the speed of manufacture and availability of materials.
Fezi is a traditional Greek hat that does not have a crown, but with an obligatory tassel and a patterned border. Wear such a hat as a man and woman. Men's fez usually smaller, because women under the cap still need to place a lush hairstyle. That Fez can be seen on the heads of the Greek Guards, who guard the parliament building on Syntagma Square in Athens.
Scottish tem-o-shenter (or balmoral)
A tartan scottish beret with a small pompon is known as a tam-o-shenter. Itshe acquired the name thanks to Robert Burns, more precisely his poem of the same name. All Scottish clans have their own color of costumes, including berets. This nation even has a special system in which how many threads of each color are recorded and in what sequence is used to weave the strip. Today this one is better known as the Balmoral, named for the royal residence, which is guarded by the regiments of the British army.
Unusual tall hats called madhall are shepherd Hadramawt.The spectacle is not for the faint of heart.Dressed in all black, faces closed, cuts for eyes and tall hats, reminiscent of witchcraft, Yemeni cast fear even on the locals. But such a hat is not just a tribute to traditions. It allows the shepherds to perform their duties under the hot sun at temperatures above 50 degrees. After all, this form provides a layer of cool air over the girls head.
Initially, the Spaniards called sombreros any hat, but this name stuckjust for its mexican variety. Traditional sombreros are made of straw, and felt - this is the ceremonial option, which is now mainly used only as a souvenir. The huge brim of the hat allows you to protect not only the head and neck of the owner, but also his shoulders from the scorching sun.
Types of caps
Caps also have their own specific names.
- For example, a baseball cap is a cap made of lightweight material with a long visor that protects the eyes from the sun. It is interesting that it takes its history in the distant 1860s, when representatives of the Brooklyn Excelsiors team first dressed its prototypes.
- A cap is called a men's cap, which resembles a cap, without a crown or band.
- But the distinctive feature of one of the most popular Soviet hats of the beginning of the last century - the cap - is the presence of high band.