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From: Michael Reinl <>
Subject: Re: [GERMAN-BOHEMIAN] Sudeten tracht
Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2006 12:02:34 +0200
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Herbert Schwarz wrote:
> Tracht remainded me of a "Restaurant" called the EGERLANDER , I think it was
> in Marienbad (possible Karlsbad). It was up on the mountainside and had
> lifesize Dumies in some of the local Trachts. Maybe Aida can give a little
> more information. Herb Schwarz.
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> > Catol,
> > There were several versions of Tracht from Austrian Silesia depending on
> > the
> > area.
> > The influences were from Franken Germans and the native Tracht worn by
> > the people who lived in that area before the German's arrived. Czechs in
> > the area tended to wear more elaborately decorated Tracht.
> > The CGSI library in St. Paul and the GBHS library in New Ulm have a book
> > about old Moravian and Silesian Tracht.
> > It may also be available via Interlibrary loan. The title is Mährische
> > und
> > Schlesische Volkstrachten. Paintings in Guasch from 1814. The author is
> > Miroslava Ludvikova.
> > An alternate title is Moravske A Slezske Kroje.
> > The text is in German and Czech.
> > The Silesian places mentioned are Freudenthaler Gebirgs; Deutshce Gebirgs
> > around Troppau and Jagerndorf; Troppau; Gesernike; Bodenstadt;
> > Weiskirchen;
> > Kuhlandchen; Kunewald; Stiebnig; Stauding; Pholanzer Lediges Madchen;
> > Poruba
> > Dominium; Teschen, Polish Ostrau, Freistadt, Niesser Furstenthum (part of
> > Troppau Kreis); Herrschft Sternberg; Domstadtl; Hanaks (very early
> > settlers in
> > that area) Müglitz;Plumenau Geburgs Gegend; Schebetau;
> > biskupitz;Jessenitz;Herrschaft Konitzer,
> > The last ones may be in the Brunn district, not in Silesia if all of the
> > Silesian images are shown together.
> > I have some photos of pastel drawings of a Kuhland bride's Tracht that was
> > a
> > "museum piece" in 1945 when the drawing was made. The dress is all
> > silk,
> > full length and VERY elegant. I did not see anything that resembled it
> > in
> > the book about Moravian and Silesian Tracht.
> > The whole portfolio of Images made in 1945 by Fritzi Mally is available
> > for
> > interlibrary loan from the University of Illinois. When I borrowed it I
> > translated the text from German and put the translation in the portfolio
> > when I
> > returned it.
> > It may still have that translation with it.
> > _Deutsche Trachten aus den Sudetenländern_
> > (http://sunny.biblio.etc.tu-bs.de:8080/DB=2/LNG=DU/LRSET=1460/MAT=/SET=1460/SID=65ec8d9b-2a/TTL=1/SHW?FRST=2)
> > / Fritzi Mally. - Prag [u.a.] : Volk- und Reich-Verl., 1943
> > You may find a copy of the portfolio for sale at the ZVAB website if you
> > search with Fritzi Mally.
> > Mally also illustrated other works about the Sudetenland but I don't know
> > if
> > they include images of folk dress. Your research librarian should be
> > able
> > to tell you a little about what is available.
> > There was little change between 1814 and 1880 except that costume may have
> > been embellished more later in the century. A favorite embellishment was
> > a
> > cap embroidered all over with gold threads and aproms or skits of silk.
> > .It
> > was because Tracht was becoming so expensive with all the furs, silkes,
> > velvets, gold, silver and gemstones added that the new style that would
> > be more
> > simple was introduced in the 1880s.
> > German Tracht tended to be somewhat conservative and less elaborate than
> > the heavily embroidered Czech Kroje that also developed in the area.
> > There was a Prussian Silesia also and you have to be certain that the
> > website you look at has versions that would include the Austrian Silesians
> > if it is not about Austrian Silesians
> > Search with Silesian Sudeten Tracht.
> > Most of the modern tracht will show the styles since 1880. If your
> > ancestors emigrated before that time they may have worn the older style
> > Tracht.
> > Preussler Verlag has published a lot of books about the Silesian
> > Sudetens.
> > If you find their catalog at their website, you may find a book about
> > Tracht.
> > Just be sure that any Tracht you track down dates from the era before
> > your
> > ancestors left.
> > Karen
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