Parade of miners wearing an ‘Arschleder’

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Miners wearing an 'Arschleder' at the central place of Leoben

An interesting detail seen at a celebration for miners in Leoben. The miners are wearing a so called ‘Arschleder’ (German), also known as breech leather or miner’s apron. It served to keep the seat of the trousers from wearing out when sliding down to the tunnels as well as keeping out the cold and moisture when sitting.

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