Young lady in Belgium folk costume 1843.

Young lady in Belgium folk costume. Traditional Belgium national costumes. Brussels Ethnic garment.

Young lady in ribbed silk fabric, Brussels. Belgium.

Young lady in Belgium folk costume 1843.

Young lady in ribbed silk fabric, Brussels. Belgium. Demoiselle en Faille, A Bruxelles. Ce costume commence à se perdre.
Gallery: Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world, based on authentic documents and and newer travel  by Auguste Wahlen.

Note:  Dairy girl from Antwerp Belgium in traditional dress.

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