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Tyrolean traditional costumes & leather

Tradition in a new cloak

It's a distinctive feature. Today like in the past. A special attribute for each valley, sometimes even for every larger town or village. Something which the residents are proud of. We are talking about traditional costumes. Dirndl and lederhosen as embodiments of regional clothing. Over the years, the traditional costumes have, however, changed with modern elements incorporated. And so it is that apart from the original traditional costumes, for which a custom often stands behind every seam, a new type of traditional fashion has evolved.

Natural materials finding new use

Felt. Leather. Loden. Linen. The raw materials from the past for alpine clothing are frequently used even today. From felt patches to lederhosen and loden jacket. What certainly has changed is often the type of workmanship and design. Old knowledge in a new cloak. A prime example of Tirolean traditional and country house fashion. Far more multifaceted than its origin in its design, the materials and accessories Tradition combined with contemporary design. The traditional costume reinterpreted.

Like in the olden days

Some very traditional pieces, however, are still produced today as they were decades ago. Christian Fankhauser stitches the knapsacks for the traditional Tirolean costumes just like in times past. Peacock feather quills. Leather from the region. Secrets of the trade passed on from quill embroider to quill embroider. Only the motifs may at times differ from the old patterns. Traditional it must be, but by all means also individual.

Trachten Stolzer Kufstein

Trachten Stolzer Kufstein
Trachten Stolzer Kufstein

In the centre of the historic street, a rack with colourful dirndl costume catches the eye. A sign above. "Funky, trendy, cheeky – Trachten Stolzer". A step through the shop door. The scent of leather in the air.

Pfluger Traditional Clothing

Pfluger Traditional Clothing
Pfluger Traditional Clothing

Linen. Leather. Loden. Urban and rural lifeworlds. Fashionable trends combined with traditional set pieces. The traditional and country house fashion reinterprets the traditional costume.

Fankhauser quill embroidery Thiersee

Fankhauser quill embroidery Thiersee
Fankhauser quill embroidery Thiersee

The quill embroiderer values regionality in the materials he uses. The leather comes from local production. He has fastenings made in Aschau. At a workshop that is as small and traditional as his own. Anyone who wants to learn more about quill embroidery can, by arrangement, visit the Thiersee workshop of Christian Fankhauser.

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