National Geographic : 1932 Oct
L i'Nauonal 1ueograpnic society IN STYRIA AN UMBRELLA IS LARGE ENOUGH TO COVER A FAMILY Besides the voluminous "rainsticks," the women dangle from their wrists improvised market bags of colored cloth. These folk of Murau wear the costumes of the mountainous regions of Austria. Only an expert can distinguish the slight details that differentiate those of one village from another. natural color fnotographs byHans Hildenbrand AS THEIR GREAT-GRANDFATHERS WORE THEM Treasured since the days ofArchduke Johann, one ofAustria's most popular rulers and afoe ofNapoleon, these costumes seem not unlike those worn in ruralAustria to-day. The man's hatplume isa proud possession, a hunting trophy made from thetailfeathers ofa cock of the wood.