Strohzeiten – Geschichte und Geschichten der aargauischen Strohindustrie (in German only)
«Straw Times – The History and Stories of the Aargau Straw Industry» narrates the story of the hat plaiting industry in the Swiss Canton of Aargau and its economic and social impact. It offers the reader a fascinating glimpse into Swiss fashion and industrial history.
In no other part of the world were such stunning hat materials and trimmings created as in this Swiss region during the 1800s. Straw, an utterly humble material, was the foundation of a blooming industry which spanned over 200 years. What began as a cottage industry at the beginning of the 1600s eventually grew into a far-reaching international business in the 1900s.
Strohzeiten – Geschichte und Geschichten der aargauischen Strohindustrie
(in German only)
Dieter Kuhn, Anton Wohler, Marcela Hohl, Birgit Littmann, Thomas Fischbach, J. Rudolf Isler (ed.)
200pp., hardcover, 28.5 x 23.2 cm
© 1991, 3rd edition 2013