Connectedness of the post-war period

Golden vintage bow brooch, Pforzheim around 1955

Did you know that in many traditional costumes of Germany it plays a significant role whether the ribbons of the robe are tied or untied? And if they are tied, where the bow is located? So says a Bavarian mnemonic: "Ribbon on the left, good luck!" Because if the apron of a dirndl is tied on the left side, the wearer is indicating that she is single. "Hooking up" is therefore permitted and desired here! If, on the other hand, the bow is tied on the right, the lady is married. But what does a bow worn in the middle mean? Tradition says that the wearer of a central bow is still a virgin. So you see that the motif of the bow is by no means trivial in the realm of fashions. The situation is similar with antique jewelry, because here, too, things are rarely left to chance. The bow is one of the most eloquent motifs of attachment at all and can already be traced on Roman friendship rings. This vintage brooch from around 1955 shows the expressive elegance of the bow motif particularly well: the bow ribbon, made of partly polished and partly fluted gold, appears to be twisted in the middle, which gives the piece of jewelry a beautiful dynamic. As a sign of solidarity, this brooch will probably have once been a gift of love during the years of the economic miracle. According to the hallmark, the brooch was made in the Zerrenner manufactory in Pforzheim.

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