With the word “Tracht” we mean headwear with a visible reference to a particular region, where we come from: from Austria, from the Alps. These hats can be recognised by their specific shapes, colours or decorative elements. For example the ribbon from Aussee (a wide, green silk ribbon), silk or woollen cords, and tufts of chamois hair or feathers that smarten up a hunting hat in the alpine region.
Tracht and its specific hats develop over centuries and differ enormously according to the region; in one area they can be quite different from that of a neighbouring valley. Therefore Tracht offers an almost bottomless well of inspiration for the development of new, contemporary hats referring to Austrian national costume. In the Tracht pieces by Mühlbauer modern has been united with timeless.