Montehermoso Black Widow Hat
Montehermoso hats are one of the principal symbols of Extremadura. These typical hats are still hand braided in the village by only one recognized artisan that keeps making this work, being the 4th generation of her family that continues with this tradition.
They are decorated with wool of different colours, nacre buttons, felt of different colors and sequins.
There are 3 types of hats:- Single Hat. It has more ornaments and colors than the other hats and a mirror in the center.- Married Hat. With less ornaments than the single hat. Is the one that women used after getting married. - Widow hat. The black one, it is the one that women used in the mourning period, after their husband's death.