Our Upper Austrian girl measures 30 cm/11,8 inches including her metal stand that makes it easy to position her wherever you want her to look best. Her head and limbs are made of porcelain and handmade and the body is made of soft fabric and stuffed. Our porcelain doll’s handmade clothing is made from fabric used for real traditional costumes. Her lovely coifed hair is the same material used for wigs and looks perfectly natural.
Traditional headdresses differ a lot from region to region and are worn especially for festive reasons. The “Goldhaube” which means “golden bonnet” is a feature of the traditional costumes of several areas of Lower Bavaria, for example Passau, and Upper Austria, like Linz. The origin of these intricately embroidered golden bonnets remains somewhat in the dark, but they most probably developed among the more affluent townsfolk during the 17th century and then slowly spread through the countryside and since the early 1800s they are a classic feature of the traditional costumes. Our porcelain doll is wearing a type of golden bonnet that you would find anywhere between Passau and Linz.