Cornish Hevva Dancers, King Edward Mine open day 27th April 2008.
Hevva is a group of experienced dancers and musicians who display, teach and promote the traditional dances and music of Cornwall.
The group performs at festivals and events around Cornwall and acts as an ambassador for Cornish culture further afield, including at festivals in other Celtic countries.
One of the most striking features of the costume is the ladies' headwear, known as gooks. These pretty white bonnets have been extensively researched and are the only authentically replicated set in existence, incorporating over a dozen different designs, each from a particular Cornish town or village. Gooks were worn to protect the women from sun, wind and dust while working on the shoreline, at the mine surface or in the fields.