Girl in folk dress from Lower Saxony

Girl in Traditional folk dress from Denkte, Lower Saxony. German national costume

Girl in folk dress from Denkte at Wolfenbüttel, Lower Saxony Germany.

Girl in folk dress from Denkte at Wolfenbüttel, Lower Saxony Germany.

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

Note:  Citizen woman from Bautzen, 16th century.

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