The Appenzeller tobacco pipe, called a Lindauerli is part the
Alpine national costume, still worn today for social occasions.
with stylized Edelweiss, Alpen flora and cows from silver or tin.
This one is a tobacco pipe with a swan neck!
This is also a Lindauerli, I should have pointed the head down wards, that's how it is smoked'
A folks song; Myn Vater isch en Appenzeller,
der isst de' Chäs mitsamt'em Teller.
My father is a born Appenzeller he eats his cheese and the plate, which means, in earlier time they served the cheese on a thick piece of bread, so he eats the cheese and the plate!
Still a very traditional bringing the animals up to the Alps in early summer and also celebrating when they are returning at the end of summer.
The canton Appenzell, situated in the north-east of Switzerland, was from 1513 to 1597 one single cantons (1597 the canton was divided into the Catholic Innerrhoden and the reformed Ausserrhoden).
A girl who can Yodel!