Thursday, March 25, 2010

Bragou bras


Bragou bras were working trousers which were worn throughout France at one time. By the time this postcard was made, just over a hundred years ago, the custom had just about died out. Plonévez Porzay is in Brittany.

9 comments:

Peter (Worldman): said...

Perhaps they got the idea for these trousers when they went to colonialize Africa? :-)

Anji said...

Peter: Perhaps they did. I can't help wondering who ironed all of those pleats - no electric steam irons in those days.

A Lady's Life said...

I love such pants. I love the pants the Indian women wear.
They are so comfortable, wide and look good. I had one outfit I bought at a designer store made out of thick material and it was my favorite pant and jacket set.I wore it so much it wore out. lol

Anji said...

A Lady's Life: I rarely wear a skirt. I'm a jeans person trying hard to wear something else...

zay said...
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zay said...

Hello i'm from brittany
the bragou Braz is an old Celtic clothing (from antiquity).
we dress up like this for 3000 year.

Anji Knutsen said...


Zay: Thank you for your visit and for commenting. I love the costumes worn in Britanny, especially les Bigoudènes.

zay said...

have you ever seen the parade of the Interceltic Festival ?
there's a lot of beautiful costumes

Anji Knutsen said...

Zay: I haven't been to the festival, but I hope to see it one day.