The costumes

The costumes of the Salmorenc group are replicas of those traditionally worn in Dauphiné between 1850 and 1900.

There are two categories of costumes:

  • Work suits, worn during everyday life, work in the fields, etc.

  • Festive costumes, for weddings, celebrations, masses, Sundays etc ...

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  • WORK SUIT

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For work, the peasant, on the heavy linen shirt, wore the breeches with bridges, of velvet or of cloth, held in place by a colored belt. Long woolen stockings or gaiters of skin, going up to the middle of the thigh, were held, a little below the knee, by garters of red wool. The blouse, ("blaude") of blue or black canvas, sometimes embroidered in white on the seams, covered everything. The horse-dealer blouse was cut wide in front, allowing a hand to be reached to reach the satchel. The blouse was worn with a red handkerchief around the neck. The peasant wore big iron-clad shoes or galoshes and a wide-brimmed hat, sometimes worn over a red woolen cap.

 

The peasant woman's costume consisted of panti or "piss-quickly", rather short petticoats of coarse material, with a sleeveless camisole over a shirt, a small shawl of wool or printed cotton. A large canvas apron, very enveloping, coarse stockings and heavy shoes completed this costume. The headdresses were simple, made of coarse canvas.

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  • PARTY COSTUME

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On feast days, the peasant of Isère wore a cloth or velvet frock coat over a colored waistcoat, cloth or velvet breeches and fine stockings. He wore flat shoes adorned with large buckles of copper or silver, and wore a hat with a wide brim. Some wore the bridge pants and wore a hairy top hat.

 

The women wore a wide petticoat, with numerous pleats forming a bead around the hips, on a bodice of the same color, with short basques and long sleeves. In some areas, skirts and bodices were sewn together on a belt. On the dress they put an apron, the front (in “FOUDA” dialect) of black or chip silk and a shawl of brocaded silk or fine wool. There was a wide variety of shawls: woolen embroidered with raw-colored silk, brocaded silk with fringes, cotton printed with monochrome or polychrome designs, muslin or white linen trimmed with lace.

  • CHILDREN COSTUMES

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The costumes are for boys the blouse ("blaude"), but unlike their elders, they wear pants and not the "breeches" and will have to wait until adulthood to wear the hat and put on for the moment. the woolen cap.

 

For girls, the costume is the same in the number of pieces as for adults, but the colors are more pastel and the big difference is that they do not wear a headdress, but a colored cap edged with a light piping of lace and dotted with bows in different colors.

The Salmorenc group has made the choice, in spectacle, to wear different costumes from each other because they represent different villages or towns of the Dauphiné, such as Voiron, La Mure, Ceillac, Saint Geoire en Valdaine etc.

 

These costumes are made by our "seamstresses", who after researching authentic costumes or information about them, tackle a variety of tasks, from simple hemming, to making complete costumes, fringing shawls, making headdresses for women etc.

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