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Charivari and Charini the Final Touches to a Perfect Outfit

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Charivari and Charini the Final Touches to a Perfect Outfit

Charivari and Charini


Charivari (Shari-vari) chains worn by men on their lederhosen typically are decorated with different charms from coins and charms purchased to items made from souvenirs from hunting such as elk teeth or bits of horn.  While the charms are readily available for purchase many people create their own, to reflect their passions.  Typically worn in the alpine regions of Bavaria and Tyrolia they are worn everywhere that lederhosen is worn. Charivari can be the final touches to a perfect Oktoberfest or festival outfit.  Traditionally the charms were status symbols for the wealthy and also a way to show off hunting skills.

Although often called Charivari, the Charini, is the female counterpart of the decoration. This will typically be a chain of charms and such for ladies to wear on their dirndls. The Charini can be pinned to the dirndl waist or apron or pinned to the bodice of the dirndl. Again, the Charini is a finishing touch to a perfect outfit.

As legend goes, it is important your Charivari, or Charini charms are affixed in only an uneven number. An even number of charms brings bad luck.

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MyDirndl & Reuters

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MyDirndl & Reuters

LIFESTYLE OCTOBER 6, 2013 / 5:50 AM / 5 YEARS AGO Dirndls and brass: Oktoberfest mania spreads beyond beer festival Victoria Bryan, Martinne Geller 5 MIN READ Munich (Reuters) - A decade ago, waitresses at Oktoberfest were the only ones in dirndls, the Bavarian peasant-inspired, corseted dresses featuring white blouses and colored aprons, and trendy Berliners wouldn’t dream of dancing to oompah music in public. Young women (L-R) Carola, Anne, Tanja, Patrizia, Lena and Lisa from Baden-Wuerttemberg pose while wearing traditional Bavarian dirndls at Munich's 180th Oktoberfest October 3, 2013. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle Now, Munich’s annual beer festival is a sea of...

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Hunting for Authentic Lederhosen?

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Hunting for Authentic Lederhosen?

When searching for good quality Lederhosen or Bundhosen for Oktoberfest, a little education about the types of leather will help tremendously.  Lederhosen, translated from German into English, leather pants, are made from leather.  The most expensive and yet, some of the nicest lederhosen are produced using deerskin. Deerskin lederhosen are often some of the softest leather, best wearing and longest lasting. Deerskin lederhosen manufactured from the Red Deer, and while they get a pretty price, they will last a lifetime. The next best choice for bundhosen or lederhosen is goatskin.  Goatskin lederhosen are nice soft supple lederhosen and while tough,...

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Why We Sell German Clothing

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Why We Sell German Clothing

So many of my friends have asked me,why are you selling dirndls, & lederhosen. Of course I have to say mostly they are not German people asking. I do this, because I whole heatedly enjoy it. This business has provided me an opportunity to study my own heritage further as well as be involved in business.

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♥ Bavarian Dirndls from Germany ♥

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♥  Bavarian Dirndls from Germany ♥

 ♥  Bavarian Dirndls from Germany ♥

A Dirndl is traditional clothing or "tracht"  worn for formal occasions or celebrations in southern Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein. The Dirndl costume usually consists of a bodice, blouse, full skirt, and apron.The word “Dirndl” originates from southern Germany, where in the regional dialect it originally meant a young woman or girl. The Dirndl was the uniform of Austrian housemaids in the 1800s. Dirndlgewand,” which the word “Dirndl” comes from, means “maid’s dress.” Today, ..

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