Heloldo Wilaria presents, through several traditional costumes, a large varied and diverting exhibition tracing out the Alsatian cultures.
Costumes of the area of
Woman : A red woollen skirt -
white starched corsage and overall with laces – white underwears
- embroidered apron – a
large black ribbon tied in a head dress.
The conscript’s costume is exclusively reserved
for the young boys : white trousers – white shirt
– an embroidered
apron on which is mentioned the date of birth – a hat ornated with
embroiedered ribbon and different feathers.
Costume of our village : Adults also wear the local
costume of the ‘’Ried’’. The Ried is
the name of the place where we leave. This costume was worn by the
burgesses of Holtzwihr from 1830 to 1850. The groupe has acquired this
costume in 1987 after detailed investigations with the approval of the
‘’Arts et Traditions Populaires d’Alsaces’’.
Woman : A skirt, a embroidered silk corsage,
an apron, a long shirt, a breastplate, a small shawl and a small head
musicians: The traditional instrument the most
used is the accordion.
The dances : The program includes
a lot of differents dances :
– Salamandre – the dance of the sorceress – polkas – Scottischs
– Rheinlandler – the dance of the conscripts, the peasantry dancees,
The group Heloldo Wilaria has taken part in
different traditional folk festivals, as in France as in other countries
like Israël, Turkey, Canada, Japan, Poland, South Africa (twice) –
the second time in 1987, the group won the first price in his category at
the International Festival Eisteddfod in Roodepoort – South Africa.