Swedish costumes of the country people from Dalarna, Leksand, Mora, Skåne. Bride and groom from Hitterdalen in Norway.
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Peasant art of the Sámi people. Embroidered reindeer harness. Drinking ladles. Knives and Flasks. Carved reindeer-horn bag-locks. Carved Match boxes and clasps. Needle cases.
Historic costumes from Hardanger, Norway 1888.
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A Mountaineer. Traditional Norway costume in 1896.
A Lapp boy. Norway 1896.
Hardanger costume. Norway 1896.
A Mower maid from Norway 1896. Norwegian “Maud Müller”.
The term Yeoman generally referred to the Yeomanry in medieval England, later tenants and small landowners. Moreover, yeomans were also called higher servants in the noble court.
A Lapp encampment. Norway 1896.
A Norwegian Bride 1896.