Germany (?)

Front view
Front view

General description Female doll wearing a black skirt, bodice and cummerbund, with a white shawl and apron. She has a remarkable black hat on but I have not been able to find out where it comes from.

Dimensions 16 cm x 10 cm x 7 cm

Date when acquired 2000s

Original Date Unknown

Source Flea market in Göttingen

 

 

Body

Plastic body with moveable arms and eyes, the legs are rigid. Her brown hair is drawn back from a central parting in two plaits that are rolled up on the sides of her head and crossed at the back.

 

Back view
Back view

Clothing

She is wearing a long silky black skirt with yellow and gold zig-zag braid around the top of the hem. On top is a black round-necked bodice/jacket with long sleeves made of felt with white lace around the cuffs. She has a white silky apron on over the skirt with white lace around the bottom edge. She is wearing a shawl of the same material though it is edged in black lace. The shawl is tucked into a black felt cummerbund around her waist. Underneath her skirt, she is wearing a white stiffened cotton petticoat and short bloomers made of white ribbed material. Her white knees socks and black shoes are painted on.

Her large black hat is made of felt and has the shape of an up-side-down ship’s keel, being narrow from front to back and extending over each of her shoulders. On the right and left edges are a row of silky tassels. Over the front of the hat is a narrow piece of gold braid.

 

View from the top showing the long thin form of the hat
View from the top showing the long thin form of the hat

Accessories

None

 

Background information

Looked at all the European countries in the internet, but as yet I have found nothing like this costume. It is time to go to the library!

 

Source(s) of information

None

 

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2 thoughts on “Germany (?)

    1. thanks for trying but Alsatian ladies have huge bows on their heads not this type of hat – I still can’t find a similarity but then where I live despite it being a university town – there are no books on traditional European clothing in the university library

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