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and his wife Julchen

Period: 1802, Germany 

We reconstructed these suits of Johannes Bückler, alias Schinderhannes, and his wife Juliane Bläsius for a permanent exhibition at the Hunsrück Museum.
On the one hand the conceptual designs are based on warrants of apprehension of the famous German outlaw. On the other hand we relied on two contemporary illustrations: a colored stitch print that depicts the arrest of the Schinderhannes and his gang, and a painting showing him – already in chains – together with his 'Julchen'.

The time is around 1800, which from a historical fashion perspective is called the Directoire, a style that describes the transition from Rococo to the Regency epoch. Bückler wore culottes with both waistcoat and jacket, long trousers with camisole, and a sleeved jacket of light blue color according to the warrants of apprehension. 

The realization of Julchen's garments adheres closely to a stitch print where she is depicted together with her husband and their newborn son. The fabric pattern used for skirt and hood is a replica of materials commonly used around 1800: stripes interspersed with small bouquets of flowers of blue and white colors.

The uncommonly good clothing of this robber duo is based on authentic models.

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