Original vintage 1930s / 1940s colorful patterned socks. These are new old stock and are in great never-worn condition. They have the original tag and are still sewn together. They are a very small size (probably for a child): the feet measure about 7 3/4" long and about 13" tall.
Similar socks - for women and men - are pictured in the 1931 Stukenbrok Hauptkatalog.
These socks came from the estate of a woman who, in the 1930s, was a seamstress who worked from her house and her husband was a traveling salesman. After the war, the area of Germany she lived in became East Germany and, under communism, she was not allowed to continue working from home. She packed away all of her remaining inventory in the attic and she and her husband went to work in a factory.
Nice and warm; perfect for the cold weather!