Tiger King Hat is based on the stylish and rather dashing cloche hats of the 1920s/30s. This design draws you into focus on the wearer’s eyes. The cable pattern combines the traditional with the contemporary. The all-over cable lends simplicity to the design and adds extra warmth.
Our cablee hat named after and inspired by Colman 'Tiger' King the lead character in the film ' A Man of Aran' made in 1934, a documentary film on life on the Aran Islands off the western coast of Ireland.
It portrays characters who live in pre-modern conditions and their hardships, documenting their daily routines such as fishing off high cliffs, farming potatoes where there is little soil, and hunting for huge basking sharks to win their liver oil for lamps.
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you will need:
1 x 100g LIGHT MOONSHINE
Models: Emily Hoad and Ella Morris
MAN OF ARAN
RUNNING TIME: 77 minutes
DIRECTED BY: Robert Flaherty
STARRING: COLMAN'TIGER' KING, Maggie Dirrane, Michael Dirrane
The prominent American documentary pioneer, Robert Flaherty, spent 3 years making this socio-drama fascinating film. This intriguing amalgam of non-fiction and drama features some awe-inspiring scenery. The Man of Aran attempts to paint a picture of life on the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. Families were forced to fight against the elements for their livelihoods. It was the custom of the men to await the annual migration of basking sharks. In order to fit his loose ‘script’ for the film Robert Flaherty adopts the unusual tactic of ‘manufacturing’ certain situations, interweaving them into accurate footage of real people of Aran busily going about their routines. Eg. the sudden storm that hits the fishermen during their basking-shark hunt.