Peasant woman in folk dress of the Etter Mountain, Thuringia.

German Thuringia traditional peasant woman costume. Franz Lipperheide

Peasant woman in work clothes of the area of the Etter Mountain Thuringia 1875

Peasant woman in work clothes of the area of the Etter Mountain Thuringia 1875

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

Note:  Traditional Bavarian clothing. Farmer woman 19th century.

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