Basque Costume of the Middle Ages - Zenbat Gara
Erdi Aro - Middle Ages - Zenbat GaraIn 1991 Zenbat Gara recreated Basque clothing from the Middle Ages. The most salient characteristic of this time period is the women's horn-shaped headdress. 

While we have little concrete information about this type of headdress, we do have images created by several artists of that time period.  Often these artists were travelers recording the local dress they encountered.

German artist Christoph Weiditz left many drawings of Basque clothing which were done around 1530. It was from these drawings and other information that Zenbat Gara reproduced these costumes.  Julio Caro Baroja has also written about this headdress (see bibliography)

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