Woman’s Folk Costume | Ochsenfurt, Germany


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Origin: Germany | Bavaria | Lower Franconia/Unterfranken | Ochsenfurt town
Early 20th century (circa 1910-1930)
Includes: jacket, skirt, shawl, apron, and gloves
Condition: wear to the trim on the jacket; some missing sequins; wear to velvet fabric in the underarms from friction/wear; skirt has light discoloration on the back (typical of the skirts from this region as the fabric is quite sensitive to sunlight); suitable for both wear and display
Measurements (with garments laying flat):
  Jacket – across front: approx. 20″ between underarms (fasteners could be moved to accommodate slightly smaller or larger size)
  Skirt – waist: approx. 29″ around +/- 2″
  Skirt – length: 31″
Additional Notes: There were many color variations of the local costumes worn in the region, ranging from bright reds and green to completely black. This one is in the middle of the spectrum which indicates it was likely worn by a middle-aged married woman for special occasions and holidays. The pieces are decorated with metallic trim, sequins, and ribbon. The gloves are handmade (knit) and have elegant beaded designs.

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs

Suitable for wear


Early 20th Century (circa 1910-1930)


Women's clothing