The Czech Republic and Germany: Vogtland

Front view
Front view

General description Married woman wearing a traditional Vogtland costume

Dimensions 15.5 cm x 9.5 cm x 7 cm

Date when acquired 2000s

Original Date Unknown

Source Flea market in Bochum area. Present from Fritz.



Plastic body with movable eyes, arms and legs. Her dark brown hair is drawn back from a central parting into two long plaits tied with red wool.


Back view
Back view


She is wearing a wide black cotton skirt with a low-cut black cotton bodice. White lace can be seen above the bodice belonging to the white short-sleeved cotton blouse. She is wearing a fringed shawl over her shoulders which is tucked into the front of her apron. Both the shawl and apron are made of a satiny material of red and blue thread woven in stripes or diamond patterns. The apron is tied with black ribbons in the front. Her underclothes consist of white panties made of a stretchy material. Her white stockings are painted on, while her black shoes are made of plastic.

The most remarkable part of her costume is her bonnet (Buckelhaube) made of upright-standing black lace attached to stiffened cotton. Covering the open crown is a stripe of material (braid) embroidered with roses in yellow, pink, red, blue and green. Two long silky ribbons from the back of the hat hang down her back to below her derriere.


Top view of the bonnet showing pleated black lace and embroidered material at the back
Top view of the bonnet showing pleated black lace and embroidered material at the back




Background information

This doll is wearing the bonnet and clothing of a typical married woman from the northern Vogtland region. However, she does not have a pin to hold her shawl at the front and her shoes do not have the typical buckle.

See Vogtland information


Source(s) of information

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