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Dirndls from Rare Dirndl – Tradition with Modern Flair

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My One-Of-A-Kind Dirndl from Rare Dirndl My mother was visiting when the big box from Rare Dirndl arrived. She couldn’t wait to see what was inside, so we tore off the wrapping… and then I lifted the lid and pulled back the tissue. Inside was my special one-of-a-kind Dirndl from Rare Dirndl. Over the years […]

History of the Chicken Dance Song- How did Ducks became Chickens?

What is a Gamsbart? A Plume to wear with your Bavarian Tracht

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The first time I heart the word Gamsbart... I completely misunderstood. I heard “Gansbart” (Goose Beard) and figured that the person telling me about them had completely lost their mind. (Although…In a way, I wasn’t THAT far off…). So, what is a Gamsbart? This special hat decoration that looks like an old fashioned shaving brush […]

Dirndls from Rare Dirndl – Tradition with Modern Flair

Krampus Gifts from Rare Dirndl

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It’s finally here! Rare Dirndl just released their Krampus Collection! You’ll find perfect Krampus Gifts for those who prefer the sugary sweet Christmas Season with a side of menace. There is something special for all ages… from jewelry to coloring books. I love the fun leggings (work appropriate? you decide) and Tee-Shirts (and in California, […]

Dirndls from Rare Dirndl – Tradition with Modern Flair

What is a Bollenhut? That Iconic Black Forest Tracht Hat!

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Above image is Laublehof by Curt Liebich  (1868-1937) Public Domain One of the most iconic images for Germany’s Black Forest is a fresh faced woman wearing a hat covered with red Pom Poms…. a Bollenhut, but, what is a Bollenhut? This stiff straw hat covered in wool Pom Poms is an important part of Tracht. But […]

Dirndls from Rare Dirndl – Tradition with Modern Flair

German Slippers and House Shoes for Kids and Babies

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In every German household across the world, there are several common rallying cries from Moms and Omas….”es ZIEHT” (there’s a draft), “iss mal was” (eat something), and most important….”Du kriegst kalte Füße! Zie dir deine Hausschuhe an!!” It’s my understanding that Germans just don’t do bare feet, at least not in Winter. Thankfully, because of […]

Dirndls from Rare Dirndl – Tradition with Modern Flair

Traditional German Tracht Show at German Fest, Milwaukee

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Many people think that the German Fest events, like the one in Milwaukee, are all about “Bavarian” attire. I’m happy to report that not only are other regions of Germany represented in food and culture, the Tracht from other parts of Germany are seen around the grounds…. and on Saturday, there is a special Traditional […]

History of the Chicken Dance Song- How did Ducks became Chickens?