People from Bale, Canton Ticino 1860. Switzerland national costumes.

Traditional Switzerland national costumes. Swiss folk dresses. Clothing from Canton of Ticino

People from Bale, Canton Ticino 1860.

People from Bale, Canton Ticino 1860. Switzerland national costumes.

Gallery: Costumes suisses des 22 cantons. Dessinés d’apres nature et lithographiés et coloriées, par Yves Grether.  Paris chez Wild, Èditeur 1860.

Note:  Switzerland costumes from Canton Grison and Canton St. Galle, 1860.

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