Why is the capote pink and yellow?
It is called the fight capote to the brightly colored fabric used by the bullfighters during the fight. But why is it pink and yellow?
In the knightly festivities of the Middle Ages, the cloak of the nobleman's usual wardrobe was used as an instrument to deceive the bull's onslaught. Later, in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, it was established that the clothing layer was the common tool of the peons who helped the knights. Already at that time, there was the expression of "throwing someone's cloak" when helping a partner in a situation of hardship. However, the colors used did not have to do with the current ones: the layers of the people of the town were brown or dyed dark.
With the evolution of bullfighting, the bullfighting cape was gradually disengaged from clothing, although it retained its shape. In fact, today the capes are still designed with a cape, collar and wide flight.
The current color of the beam is pink or fuchsia, while the liner or nvés is usually yellow, although some bullfighters, by superstition, have retaken the old tradition of using dark tones, such as blue or green.
Traditionally, pink is associated with good luck and yellow, with bad luck.
Both colors dye the cloak of the bullfighters, as a dichotomy inherent in the world of the bull: luck and misfortune, triumph and failure, sun and shadow, life and death.
To this motive is added an economic factor: formerly, bright colors such as pink were the most difficult to obtain and, therefore, the most expensive. This choice (the pink cape) reminded the bullfighter's class and nobility.
Inspired by the bullfighting symbolism, from Toroshopping we bet on a fashion line where the color of the cape takes on all the protagonism:
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