Germany: Bückeburg, Lower Saxony (II)

Front view
Front view

General description This red-skirted woman (Rotrockfrau) is wearing the festive costume used in Bückeburg with the typical pinner hat (Flügelhaube).

Dimensions 13 cm x 6.5 cm x 6 cm

Date when acquired 2012

Original Date Unknown

Source Bought at a flea market in Göttingen.



Plastic body with movable arms and rigid legs. She has weighted eyes, otherwise her features are painted. Her hair is white blonde and seems to be piled up under her hat.


Back view
Back view


She is wearing a plain black bodice with a white puff-sleeved blouse underneath it. The blouse has lace on the cuffs. She has a very large white lace ruff around her neck (Halskrause or Kragen). A long double ribbon is hanging down the front to almost the bottom of her apron. The doll is wearing the traditional Schaumburg full red, calf-length, embroidered skirt. It is of silk or satin. She has a plain green silky apron that is tied with a red belt embroidered with gold thread. Her long white stockings are painted on, but she has a stiff white petticoat. On her feet are low black plastic shoes.

Her typical Bückeburg hat is quite remarkable: a gold “bell-boy” cap with long black bands folded over it to form lappets at the side of the head: the lower layer from the back facing forwards and the top layer over the crown facing downwards.





View of top of hat
View of top of hat

Background information

See Bückeburg (I)





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