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Kalmuck-Janker

In the Wachau (Austria) common name for a vintner jacket made of Kalmuckstoff with typical check pattern. Kalmuck is a term for a cotton doubled fabric with a full bottom yarn. The mostly woven in twill weave fabric is roughened on both sides, making the binding is invisible. According to legend, the West Mongolian rider of the Kalmyk used the fabric as a saddlecloth and brought it to the Wachau, where it was made into work jackets. Such jackets made of squat were due to their robustness always from the shipmen and raftsmen at the Danube and their tributaries carried.

Kalmuck Janker - wine bottle and Janker

By the end of the 19th century, however, this costume was less and less use. Only in the Wachau this robust work jacket was taken over by the winemakers. The local Kalmuck Janker is part of the traditional Wachau costumes and comes with black trousers, a white cotton shirt and a black hat Stonefeather Busch worn until today. The Kalmuck Janker is also held in honor of other traditional associations of boatmen and raftsmen on the Danube and Traun as part of the traditional ship's costume. From the Wachau winery Gritsch Mauritiushof is marketed under the name "Kalmuck" a wine line.

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