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Costumes – German (Westphalia)

Our “North German” costumes are from the region of Westphalia and were considered everyday clothing for the working class.  In some areas the wooden shoes are still worn today for working in the garden.

Ladies’ costume – P1000605 westphalia wm sm

  • Hat/Hairstyle
    • Head scarf tied at back of neck
  • Top
    • Long-sleeve white blouse
    • Solid-color vest with peplum
  • Bottom
    • Long slip
    • Long skirt with small flower print
    • Long striped apron
  • Feet
    • Heavy white socks
    • Wooden shoes
  • Accessories
    • none







Men’s costume – P1000607 westphalia mn sm

  • Hat/Hairstyle
    • “Fisherman” caps
  • Top
    • White undershirt
    • Blue Kiepenkerl (peddler’s) shirt, also worn by Fuhrmann (wagoner – one who drives a wagon)
    • Red neckerchief
  • Bottom
    • Black pants
  • Feet
    • Heavy white socks
    • Wooden shoes
  • Accessories
    • Bouquet for your lady