Tradition that still lives on today
Many people native to these places still wear traditional Tyrolean costumes today, a sign of a past with strong roots; these costumes are also called Tracht, a word of German origin derived from the verb tragen, meaning 'to wear a dress'.
The fabrics used are Loden, linen, cotton, velvet, leather and lots of lace. Loden, in particular, is a very typical material of our places and it takes a lot of time to produce a good one!
The most commonly used female costume is called Dirndl and consists of a bodice, a skirt, an apron, a blouse and a jacket. It is not unusual to see South Tyroleans going about their daily lives wearing this dress; alternatively, the dresses are used at festivals, in music bands and folklore groups.
In short, the South Tyrolean tradition of the past is still in vogue!