When the weather got colder, Schwalm women wore a short long-sleeved jacket over the bodice and waistcoat of their festive costumes. The outside fabric was silk, cashmere or wool. The jackets were completely lined – either with a plain l ...Search again:
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In addition to the dark aprons, white aprons were also a part of the Schwalm festive costume. However, these were reserved for young girls up to marriage. They were worn on bright warm days in addition to the white bodices and the red costume. In the yea ...Search again:
There are even more stunning apron squares from the late nineteenth century. During this time, the measurements of the squares grew (up to 19 cm X 19 cm) and the adornment became more and more splendid. They were made in red and green to match the Schwalm ...Search again:
Apron squares were originally apron pockets. However, because the fine fabric around the thick pocket area wore too quickly, the utilitarian pocket evolved into the colourful and finely embroidered squares found on Schwalm aprons. The squares, resembling p ...Search again:
Adornments gave the festive Schwalm costume a blaze of colour. And the narrow apron ribbons, in the Schwalm called Schürztuchschnürchen or Forzbengelchen, were no exception. Richly ornate, the colourful narrow ribbons lay on the back of the skirts. Sma ...Search again: