The ‘Cobijado’ is the traditional dress of the Vejer woman, and has a Castilian origin even though is also linked to the Arab culture. This traditional dress was forbidden in several occasions through history, even though this was not carried out until 1936, because its characteristics may help to hide crimes.
The dress of the ‘Cobijá’ is composed of the following parts: white petticoat with embroidery bands, a white blouse with laces, and a black skirt (‘saya’) faster around the waist, and from which we can see the edge of the white petticoat. A black gathered cape, with a silk lining, covers completely the woman, except for an eye.
The use of this traditional dress was recovered in 1976. Currently, it is used in the Patron Virgin celebrations (10-24 August.)