The Mantilla

The Mantilla


In the ending eighteenth century with the invention of the mechanical tulle embroidery on tulle begins to emerge in the early twentieth century began to organize the first workshop in Granada.

The oldest drawings show a small, tulle very dense decoration and theme of Granada appears in some, eventually what grounds are larger and dispersed, inspired by the Moorish ornamentation of the Alhambra. This work would become known as grenadine lace.

Today in this workshop are still using the same technique of creating unique embroidered pieces being a craftsmanship, pieces that can be customized on request.

If we talk about Mantilla in the last 50 years we have to talk about Encarnita Berrio, who had an indisputable presence in the world of mantillas and embroidery.

Encarna Berrio was raised in the family tradition that since the beginning of the century is characterized by the combination of pure and traditional craftsmanship with contemporary innovation.

She has managed to create her own timeless and personalized style with a great reception both nationally and internationally.

The Mantilla

The art of the mantilla and it´s uses is for Encarna Berrio a real inner need that is reflected in all her creations.

Creations who discover a woman who must shine and be shown to all and foremost. This is a woman who appears calm, intimacy, depth and wisdom.

A woman does not lose the balance between improvisation and premeditation.

A woman whose eyes show the essence of the magic sense of femininity and elegance in its purest form.



The veil is an article of Spanish tradition, is the evolution of the old veil worn by the women to attend religious celebrations.

Its origins date although diffuse the Iberian culture , whose function was to keep out the cold . Its evolution was influenced by different social factors , religious, and even climate , but it was not until the early sixteenth century when the use spread to become key escutcheon female clothing and lace and produced according to the XIX lifted as a hallmark of Spanish women , thanks to the efforts of Queen Elizabeth II.

Currently the Spanish mantilla is an indispensable part in weddings and bullfights , and according to tradition , the white or ivory mantilla is for singles and for married black.

The blanket must be adapted to the height of its owner, without exceeding the length of the skirt . On the front, it should reach the height of the hands, and behind, a little below the hip.

In the words of the protocol, to look mantilla, is essential to accompany a good comb, but if it is accompanied to keep in mind your height as well as ours .

At the wedding ceremony Godmother whether it is day , must bring suit and accompanied by short if late- night, long dress and as for the guests can opt for the so-called peaks , smaller but equal quality.

Finally , the protagonists of the wedding , brides have it easy with the color, white or ivory , but in addition to the traditional choice of the blanket can opt for bridal veils with more length and distinction.