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Traditional Swiss Costumes - Folder/Collection Sheet CTO - Collectibles CTO

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Technical details
  • 29.08.2019
  • Müller Lütolf, Berne
  • Cartor Security Printing, La Loupe, France
  • Offset
  • 4 Colours
  • Stamps: 4 × 34.7×36.5 mm, Miniature sheet: 149×45 mm
About Traditional Swiss Costumes - Folder/Collection Sheet CTO

Swiss costumes have a long tradition and are known for their extraordinary variety. They are a valuable part of our national cultural heritage. This is illustrated by historical examples depicted on four stamps, produced as a se-tenant on the miniature sheet.

A remarkable collection of traditional costumes can be found at the Swiss Nation- al Museum. Much of it was gifted by the costume researcher Julie Heierli. The Atelier Müller Lütolf in Berne, which is experien- ced in philately, has selected four examples from this collection to feature on the stamps. Left to right:

Lötschental: a costume as it was worn until well into the 19th century in Lötschental in Valais. The sleeves that extend only
to the elbow are a distinctive feature of the out t. A shirt was worn underneath the costume, while a garland typically adorned the head. The apron is made of printed cotton.

Fribourg: a procession costume from the 19th century. The large amulet (the “Ginge”) and the puffy sleeves are typical features. The costume is still seen in Düdingen, Tafers and Heitenried at the “Kränzlitöchter” tradition, where it is worn by unmarried women along with the “Schapel”, an or- nately decorated headdress.

Valle Verzasca: a Sunday costume as worn in the Valle Maggia at the beginning of the 19th century. Like all traditional costumes, it re ected the fashion of the day. As such, the high empire cut worn below the breast is a typical aspect of the design.

Engadin: this costume dates from the late 18th century. As it is also in uenced by the fashion of the period, it is called a Graubünden “rococo costume”. It is accom- panied by the “Capadüsli” hat and is still made today. Costumes from this region are documented and looked after by the Graubünden costume association