Zughaube (Wind Bonnet)

Vals, mid 19th century

The bonnet was made of blue cotton and embroidered with floral motifs. In the back of the neck it is equipped with a drawstring. The «Zughubi» was typically found in the village of Vals.

Our exhibit was most likely used to protect an infant’s head from the sun or the cold. Furthermore, it was believed that wearing a bonnet would prevent protruding ears. In addition to its practical benefits, however, a richly embroidered baby’s bonnet also always underscored a family’s social standing.

Bonnets were not only worn by children but also by grown-up women and men. There are nearly 500 different models in the Raetian Museum’s collection.