The blue apron – Blauer Schurz – is called “Firtig” in the Appiano dialect and is an important part in a farmer’s life.
The blue apron of Appiano and the Oltradige area has always been serving as a protection for the clothing. The strong blue colour of the apron immediately catches the eye, and often funny embroidered sayings adorn the chest area. The blue apron is an essential piece of clothing especially in the life of a farmer. It is practical and can be used at work or in everyday life as a general storage place for various things, such as the vine knife or the ribbons to tie up the vines.
So if you come to Appiano and wonder about the clothes of men (and women), this article is useful as an explanation.