Front view
Front view

General description Woman in a dressed dirndl with an exquisite halo hat (Wachauer Brettlhaube) headdress.

Dimensions 16 cm x 8 cm x 6 cm

Date when acquired 2000s

Original Date Unknown

Source Bought by Fritz in a flea market in Bochum area

 

 

 

Body

Plastic with movable arms and legs. Her light brown hair is drawn back from a central parting into two long plaits tied with red ribbons.

 

Back view
Back view

Clothing

She is wearing a white cotton, puffed sleeved blouse with lace around the cuffs. She has a low bodice laced at the front with a gold string crossed between four gold buttons. She has a checked shawl around her neck with a long fringe, tucked inside her bodice. The shawl is silky and checked in red, yellow, green and blue. Her long skirt is in a bluey-black satin. Over this she is wearing a silky apron with a design of squiggles in red interrupted by groups of red and blue dots. She has white cotton underpants and a stiff white cotton petticoat under her skirt.

Her complex halo hat (Radhaube) is based on a black crocheted bonnet tied under her chin. The golden halo is made of pleated material and has three stones attached to the peak (one red and two green). At the back of the halo are two broad black ribbons hanging down her back to her knees.

 

Side view showing the crocheted or tatted bonnet part of the headdress
Side view showing the crocheted or tatted bonnet part of the headdress

Accessories

No accessories

 

Background information

The Wachau is a valley formed by the Danube river in Lower Austria. Since 2000, the entire cultural landscape of this valley has been recognised by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.World_Heritage_Logo_global.svg

 

See Germany and Austria: Gold hats

 

Source(s) of information

http://www.lower-austria.info/portal/en/?tt=NOEEN_R18&id=88601

See Germany and Austria: Gold hats

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