General description Doll wearing a Röckli (black dirndl worn by married or older women) with a hat typical of an adult woman from Berchtesgaden.
Dimensions 13.5 cm x 8 cm x 7 cm
Date when acquired 2013
Original Date 1964 Bought in Füssen, Bavaria
Source In a box with Berchtesgarten on it and the name Rosi with the number 82. Present from Anne-Marie. Was given to her by her parents when she was a child.
Plastic doll with painted features. Her blonde hair is divided into two plaits that are woven around the ears and over the back of the head.
The doll is wearing a bodice (Mieder) and long full skirt (Rock) made of black silk with a dark blue floral design woven into the material. The bodice has a square neck edged with thin gold lace. This golden lace is also around the bodice’s Juliet sleeves where the puff turns into the straight part of the sleeve. Over her skirt the doll is wearing a pink silk apron tied around the waist. The material is embroidered with pink and white flowers. This same material is used for a pleated yoke (Goller) inserted at the front of her bodice.
Her underwear consist of a pair of long cotton pantaloons with lace around the cuffs. Her white stockings and black low shoes are painted on.
Her black hat (Berchtesgadener Frauenhut) has a golden cord going around the base of the crown with a golden tassel on the left of the crown. The hat is kept on her head by two long black ribbons crossed first around the back of the head and then tied in a large bow at the front.
The doll has no accessories.
This traditional costume (Trachten) is typical of the Berchtesgaden Provostry, the southern part of Berchtesgadener Land in Bavaria, southern Germany. The provostry includes the towns Berchtesgaden, Bischofswiesen, Marktschellenberg, Ramsau and Schönau am Königssee. Just like the other Bavarian Trachten, this type of costume is relatively young as it was designed in the 19th century by the new societies for traditional costumes (Trachtenvereine).
Source(s) of information
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berchtesgadener_Tracht (accessed 5 August 2015)
http://www.heimatkundeverein-berchtesgaden.de/index.php?die-tracht (accessed 5 August 2015)