Traditional Bavarian clothing. Farmer woman 19th century.

Traditional Bavarian clothing.  Bavaria folk dress dirndl. Country fashion from Upper Bavaria.

Peasant woman from Dachau near Munich

Traditional Bavarian clothing. Farmer woman 19th century.

An old Peasant woman from Dachau near Munich on the way back from church. In hand she holds a prayer book, an umbrella and a handbag. These are the basic equipment of a farmer’s wife for sunday church, just a few years ago. The dress, original called “The Dirndl” is the original design during the period around 1850. That festive costume was worn only for special occasions. The apron in intense blue color.

Blätter für Kostümkunde. Historische und Volkstrachten.
(Sheets for costume. Historical and folk costumes.)
Published by Franz Lipperheide, Berlin 1876.

Note:  Lady in Paris Street Costume. Restoration era.

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