I want a peineta. I’m not sure where I’d ever get the chance to wear one but I have always swooned over them. Peinetas are large decorative combs usually worn by Spanish women under a mantilla, or lace head covering. It dates back to the 18th century in Spain and is now used today primarily during special occasions like weddings, bullfights, processions and traditional performances of flamenco music. Traditional and so beautiful…

(top images from here, Peineta $81.68 & Peinetas $54.45)

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  1. Mirifice wrote:

    Hi! I just discover your blog and i´m in love!!
    I make peinetas but not very traditionals, I make peinetas for wear it every day!
    You can see one of them here, is a butterfly peineta: http://damamirifice.blogspot.com/2009_01_01_archive.html

    Besos from Spain!

  2. chelsea wrote:

    Oh!! I love peinetas too!! I have a few of them stashed in my costume and accessories stuff. I actually wore a lace veil for my wedding that was something my grandmother had picked up for me in Spain. We were pretty sure it was a tablecloth or something, but it was exquisite!

  3. I’ve adored the flamenco dancer ensemble since I saw a performance in Seville over five years ago. The dresses are just beautiful. And I agree, the peinetas are gorgeously intricate. And the music – full of passion and emotion!

  4. sara wrote:

    it’s quite fun to visit an international blog and find a post about peinetas! I really like them too, I’d love my mum wore one when I get married, but she doesn’t seem to like the idea as much as me…

    kisses from Valencia!


  5. Elena wrote:

    Congratulations on this page, I want you to know that I have visited each and every one of your entries. (excuse my English, helped me through a translator, not play too well)
    I am Spanish and we have taken the comb from girls in traditional costumes. Here in Spain, get a comb, is just a complement, if it comes to weddings, is a high social status is an important wedding. Then take the best finery. Is an art to put the comb and hold your day, hour after hour on your hair undaunted. The attitude to take when it is also an art.

    Enhorabuena por esta página, quiero que sepas que he visitado todos y cada uno de tus entradas. (perdona mi inglés, me ayudo de un traductor, no lo domino demasiado bien)
    Soy Española y la peineta la hemos llevado desde niñas, en trajes tradicionales. Aquí en España, ponerse una peineta, es más que un complemento, si hablamos de bodas, es una estatus social alto, es una boda importante. Entonces se sacan las mejores galas. Es todo un arte colocarse la peineta y que aguante la jornada hora tras hora impertérrita en tu pelo. La actitud a la hora de llevarla también es todo un arte.

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  7. fnaf wrote:

    Beautiful hoops! They look a bit heavy and thick for my taste but love them still <3