Charivari: an accessory that goes way back
Nowadays, charivari can mostly be seen on the hunting grounds of Oktoberfest. Upstanding gents embellish their lederhosen look with this trinket. It used to be a talisman that was bestowed on real hunters after a successful hunt. It was also an important status symbol for prosperous farmers and landowners. In the very early days, the charivari was a fob chain that was attached to the button hole of a traditional vest and people loved to hang little trophies on it. Interesting fact: They couldn’t be bought and had to be passed down from generation to generation. If you want to wear a charivari nowadays, however, you probably won’t have any other choice but to buy one — from a traditional costume store or at the Auer Dult market.