Thursday, March 30, 2017
Even in the small area that makes up Euskal Herria (the Basque Country), only 7,234 km (2,793 sq mi), there are variations in how to wear your txapela (beret) per region.
In Bizkaia berets are worn straight, flat on the head. In the province of Gipuzkoa, berets are worn slightly inclined while the traditional Basque peasants tend to wear it radically inclined.
But not just the way the beret is worn, also it's plateau or flight (diameter) changes per región:
Bizkaia : 12.5 (291mm)
Gipuzkoa 12 (279mm)
Araba Álava 12 (279mm)
Navarra : 13 (302mm)
Basque : 11.5 (267mm).
That is, of course, not counting the traditional txapelduns worn in the mountains.