Woman from Alsace - Alsacienne - Size #2 / Elite

Woman from Alsace - Alsacienne

The Woman from Alsace is in her traditional costume.  

"The women’s costume consisted of a large, long-sleeved cotton blouse, a long, ample skirt covering the calves down to the ankles, a corselet attached to the skirt and a long, plain apron worn over the skirt, tightened round the waist and fastened with a big bow in the back. The shawl, often matching the apron and initially worn on the head is, at present, worn round the neck and over the shoulders. The stockings, made of wool, were crocheted or knitted. The women wore hardy, heavy dark chestnut clogs during the week, and light-couloured or painted, lightweight limewood clogs on Sundays and festive occasions.   

The headdress is typical of the Alsatian costume, and are either knotted bonnets or "beard" bonnets. Embroidered with silver and gold, with sequins and motifs, made of damask or printed cotton, decorated with small glass pieces or stones from the Rhine. Often lined with lace. Around 1830, this headdress had a frontal knot, which kept getting larger, reaching 1 metre in diameter in the 1890s. The colour of the ribbon depended on religious beliefs: black for young Protestant or married women, red and multicoloured for young Catholics." - http://www.ot-colmar.fr/en/alsatian-folklore

Size #2 / Elite (the 2-3/4 inch - 7 cm size)

Made in France

Santons Marcel Carbonel
Since 1935
The Premier Santons Workshop
Marseille, France
Item No. 2C142


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