Saturday, April 4, 2015
Voyageurs and Berets
The voyageurs were people who engaged in the transporting of furs by canoe during the fur trade era. Voyageur is a French word, which means "traveler". The major and challenging task of the fur trading business was done by canoe and largely by French Canadians.
The voyageurs are legendary, especially in French Canada. They are folk heroes celebrated in folklore and music.
Bob Abrames is called today's most foremost voyageur (and, according to his web site: Salesologist, Speaker, Writer, Television Star and Travel Expert). Either way, he found a nice variation on the Basque beret.
His consists of a standard Czech Basque beret with added material around the rim, which can be tightened with a string.
They are for sale too, but not cheap at $159.00 (see here).