Girl from Leksand in Dalarna, Sweden 1880

Leksand, Sweden, national costume, Scandinavia, Dalarna, dress,
Girl from Leksand in Dalecarlia, Sweden 1880

Girl from Leksand in Dalecarlia, Dalarna, Sweden 1880.

Read more: Travelling sketches in Russia and Sweden during the years 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808. By Robert Ker Porter.

Source: “Sheets for costume design: historical and folk costumes. Published by Franz Lipperheide, 1876-1887.


Note:  Medieval Burgundian costume 1450.

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