Tracht und Dirndl
Ich muss gestehen, hier sind nur zwei Bilder von mir selber fotografiert. Ich wollte mit diesem Album in erster Linie auf die Eigenheit der bayerischen Kleidung, der Dirndl, aufmerksam machen und denjenigen weiterreichende Informationen geben, die sich dafür interessieren.
Tracht is a traditional National costume in Germany. Although the word is most often associated with Austrian and Bavarian costumes. Tracht doesn´t look complet equal, different regions of Bavaria have different Trachten. Here you see a Tracht of Miesbach - a region near by munich.
The dirndl originated as a simplified form of folk costume; the uniform of Austrian servants in the 19th century (dirndlegewand means "maid's dress"). Simple forms were also worn commonly by working women in plain colours or a simple check. Originally, each village had its own style and crest. The dirndl consists of a bodice, blouse, full skirt and apron. While appearing to be simple and plain, a properly-made, modern dirndl may be quite expensive. In the South German dialects (bairisch), 'dirndl' originally referred to a young woman or a girl, and 'dirndlkleid' to the dress. Nowadays, 'dirndl' may equally refer to either a young woman, or to the dress.
This is not really traditional, Tracht is traditonal. This is a Dirndl for a young girl.
Popular designs are often much brightly colored, with more ornamentation and decorative trim, and much more revealing and provocative (e.g. having a short skirt and/or displaying significant cleavage).
The placement of the knot on the apron is sometimes an indicator of the woman's marital status. When this is so, a knot tied on the woman's left side indicates she is single, a knot tied on the right means she is married, engaged or otherwise "taken", and a knot tied in back means the woman is widowed.
The dirndl is mostly worn in Bavaria and Austria. Although not an everyday dress, many women may wear it at formal occasions (much like a Scotsman wearing a kilt) and during certain traditional events. It is hugely popular also among young women at the time of the Oktoberfest in Munich (and similar festivals in southern Germany and Austria), although many young women will only wear dirndl-style dresses (called Landhausmode), which may deviate in numerous ways and are often much cheaper.