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ACCESSOIRES This Shop Is Top … (No. 21)

Posted by on 15. Mai 2013
Appenzeller Gurt

That's an original Appenzeller Belt ...

Appenzeller Gurt

... and that's Roger Dörig in his „Büdeli“

An Appenzeller Belt is one of the finest export items from Switzerland (where it is called a „Gurt“). A genuine leather belt with small plaques in brass or silve around the body, depicting cows, bells, dogs, sheep or religious items. It’s produced by hand and the best master’s name is Roger Dörig, my Swiss friends tell me. He produces the best , in a 125 years old tradition and a shop he inherited from his grandfather (he calls it „Mis Büdeli“ – My Hut) in Appenzell, Poststraße 6. He has beautiful belts on stock, he repairs broken ones, sells plaques piece by piece, he makes belts and their decorations to measure, and if you are lucky, he might even have some antique ones. You reach him by phone (004171 787 11 82) or via email ( But I suggest you visit him personally. Because his „Büdeli“ is a real museum, one of of a fairytale movie or book. Well, such a thing is pretty expensive because every single detail is manufactured (cut, sewn, stitched, hammered …) the old way.

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