Frankrijk | Antiek klederdracht poppetje "Beautiful Blue Eyes "| Alsace | ca. 1919Artikelnummer: KLE002
Deze dracht werd rond 1919 gedragen Na de Pruisische oorlog in 1918 werden de kostuums uitbundiger. De tekeningen zijn van de industrieel designer Adolphe Paul Kauffman. Dankzij hem kunnen we zien welke kleding er werd gedragen in de Alsace.
Dit bijzondere poppetje is van zacht stofmateriaal een heeft een handbeschilderd gezichtje. De schoentjes zijn van echt leer. Zo te zien is de stof linnen. Zij is niet zo groot, ze is onveer een vingerlengte, klein dus.
These wonderful costumes were about to disappear but this was delayed by the German occupation of Alsace following the victory of Germany after the Franco/Prussian war of 1870/1. After France finally beat Germany in 1918 after the Great War,these costumes became virtually extinct. We have found these wonderful watercolours reproduced in 1919! They were by a prolific artist called Adolphe Paul Kauffman. He was born in 1849 and lived for 90 years dying in 1940. He began his career in industrial design in Mulhouse before going to Paris. He then started as a regional painter before becoming a brilliant illustrator. He was engaged in the 1870 war and during this time started to work for L’llustration the great French weekly news magazine. His great joy,however,was painting in watercolours. He was determined to preserve these unique costumes before they permanently disappeared. There were at least eighty distinct different costumes,special bonnets from the Haut-Rhin, hairstyles from the Valley of the Fecht.At the end of the war they dressed up to celebrate the end of hostilities. Much couture,even in Paris,was highly influenced by regional costumes. Foto en nog meer lezen kan op Head To Too Fashion Art : Alsace Costumes -Watercolour byP. Kauffmann - printed March 1919