German customs and traditions National costumes by: Sophia Gammerler
Bavarian traditional costumes • Women wear Dirndl and Men wear Lederhosen • The traditional costumes where originally worn by the farmers and peasants in the 19th century. • Dirndls are dresses that have a blouse and an apron. • Lederhosen are leathered pants and the men wear them with a German traditional blouse, suspenders and knee high socks. • The women have a special way of tying their aprons: 1. left- single 2. right- married
Black forest traditional costumes • They show more color and they reveal more then the older costumes. • Add gold coins or chains to show wealth. • The women wear full skirts and puffy blouses. • They wear a hat with many little balls on it which is called, Bollenhüte. • Women also wear stocking or tights under the costume.
Other National costumes • The Frisian Tracht is from the North Sea isle of Föhr. • It has a necklace with shells on it to show resemblance to the North Sea. • The South Tyrol Tracht has bigger roundish hats for women. • The men wear long pants and a thicker belt. • The men also wear hats with a feather in the back sticking up.
Questions: • 1. Which costume has a shell necklace? 1. Bavarian costumes 2. Black forest costumes 3. North Sea costumes • 2. How do women show their wealth? 1. Skirts 2. Coins and chains on costume 3. Hats
Answers: • 1.- North Sea costume • 2.- coins and chains on costumes
Links: • http://www.jointhestylehighclub.com/2011/07/05/dirndl-history/ • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirndl • http://www.buzzle.com/articles/traditional-german-clothing.html