Today I will conclude my series on Breton costumes by looking at the rest of the Province of Nantes or Naoned.
I have watched several videos of the parades associated with these festivals. The Breton flag is everywhere, but the French flag is conspicuous by its complete absence.
In time, the front part of the coif and the lappets became greatly reduced, leaving the elongated rear of the coif as its main feature.
The exact shape of the coif and extent of embroidery varied by region, but they are all recognizable as belonging to Nantes. Some have frills or lappets that remain.
The exact outfit varies, of course, depending on how rural or urban an area is, and the level of dress required for the occasion.
In the past, this region, especially the western part, around Pornic, etc. was known for the extremely tall coifs of the women, somewhat reminiscent of those of Normandy. A cap, or undercoif was worn under them, as is visible in some of these images.
As you can see, not all of them had the same shape, but differed by region. Later, the coifs became smaller. This is the 'small coif' of Pornic.