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Aran Wool Hats are Steeped in Tradition and History

Amanda Coen

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Aran Wool Hats are Steeped in Tradition and History

 The Wonderful History of Aran Hats is as Layered as they are Textured. Shop Aran Accessories Here! Aran tradition hats are synonymous with the Aran Islands off the west coast of Connemara in the West of Ireland. They originated from there and are sometimes referred to as 'fisherman's hats'. The reason for this is that for centuries the Aran people have been a fishing community and each clann or extended family guarded their traditional Aran knitting patterns that were used in hats, scarves, jumpers, shawls, gloves and more, as a way of identifying their dead fishermen kin. Sadly losing family...