Inhabitant in folk costume from Hjartdal Norway.

Norwegian folk dress. Traditional Norway National costume.

Inhabitant Hjartdal Norway

Inhabitant in folk costume from Hjartdal Norway.

Suède, Norwège et Danemark. Nº3 Habitant d’Hitterdal dans Fellemarken (Norwège).

Gallery: Folk dresses from Norway, Dutch, Germany and Hungaria.


Note:  Woman in folk costume from Hallingdal Norway

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