Grey Hat of Authentic Casentino Wool

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WN5958050
$98.00
For three generations, one family has been devoted to creating hats from authentic Casentino wool, keeping alive the traditions of making this uniquely Tuscan fabric. The rough finish is achieved by brushing the wool with metal combs, and the result is exceptionally warm and water resistant. Back in medieval times, the peasants of the Casentino valley of Tuscany were forbidden by the Florentine wool guild from making fine, finished fabric. So the wool they made for their own use had a nubby texture, which lucky for them, proved to be far warmer and more durable than anything worn by the nobles. Today, Casentino wool is considered a luxury product. (Lobster and veal were once the foods of the lower classes too!) Each grey Casentino wool hat has a circumference measuring 22 inches. One size fits most. Handcrafted exclusively for Uno Alla Volta, from the hearts and hands of artisans.
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