" Ghonella" Maltese Traditional Costume.

Model in Traditional Costume.The ‘Ghonella’ (pronounced as ‘awn-nel-la’) or ‘Faldetta’ is a large black silk shawl, or hooded cloak, and was part of the Maltese women’s Sunday best outfits and uniquely, the national costume until the mid twentieth century. It covered the head in a sort of stiff, starched frame made out of board, cane or whalebone, leaving the face uncovered. brightly coloured ‘g?onnielen’. The origins of the ‘g?onnella’ are unknown although legend has it that it was introduced as a sign of mourning. Eventually it faded out in the 1940’s/50’s
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" Ghonella" Maltese Traditional Costume.

Model in Traditional Costume.The ‘Ghonella’ (pronounced as ‘awn-nel-la’) or ‘Faldetta’ is a large black silk shawl, or hooded cloak, and was part of the Maltese women’s Sunday best outfits and uniquely, the national costume until the mid twentieth century. It covered the head in a sort of stiff, starched frame made out of board, cane or whalebone, leaving the face uncovered. brightly coloured ‘g?onnielen’. The origins of the ‘g?onnella’ are unknown although legend has it that it was introduced as a sign of mourning. Eventually it faded out in the 1940’s/50’s
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TL 114292
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