Photographer's Note

In my series about the strawberry festival in Plougastel ( 173- 172- 111- 63- 61- 59 for the costume of Plougastel- 140- 88- 65- 64- 62- 60 from other places in Brittany ), so far, I had only shown the costume of Plougastel. However, they also invite people from other places in Brittany. This bright colourful costume is from " BRO POURLET", a region west of Pontivy, right in the centre of Brittany.
The "BRAGOU BRAZ" (Big Trousers) worn by the man is a remnant of the first trousers, invented by the Gauls ( Celtic people, like the Bretons ) and were worn in Brittany up to the 19th century.
Looking at the wooden clogs, these represented rural people of course. I was busy selling strawberries later on at the fete, so I didn't get the opportunity to see him dancing in his clogs. Perhaps, he put on some shoes for the dancing though.
You may also notice the profusion of buttons on the man's jacket. They were renowned for that, so much so their region was also called "Bro mil bouton"= "the country of 1000 buttons":-)
In WS, I have added another costume from Spézet, Finistère.

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Additional Photos by MarieLouise Davies (maloutim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2266 W: 353 N: 4068] (13617)
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