This way of carrying loads is common in France. A wooden frame is secured to the shoulders, and rests upon the whole surface of the back to the hips.
Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.
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THE entry into France by Dieppe is particularly striking, it resembles very much an old English town.
The packets from Brighton to Dieppe, when in sight of the harbour, are taken possession of by French pilots
The Textile Manual is an encyclopaedia of textile information, from material to yarn, from fabric structure to the finishing process. Encompassing practical tips for a range of textiles and detailed visuals, this ultra-accessible manual is the perfect companion for fashion aficionados and aspiring fashion designers.
The peasantry, the fishermen, the postillions, all classes below the bourgeoisie, are now, as they were formerly, dressed in heavy, cumbrous woolen cloth.
Woman folk clothing from the Quimper Region Brittany France. Costumes Nationaux by Lepage Medvey, Editions Hyperion, 1939. Gallery: Traditional French national costumes
Woman folk clothing from the Bethmale Valley, Pyrenees. Costumes Nationaux by Lepage Medvey, Editions Hyperion, 1939. Gallery: Traditional French national costumes
Man from Provence, France.
Woman from Arles, Provence.
Woman folk dress from Les Sables-d’Olonne in traditional folk dress. Costumes Nationaux by Lepage Medvey, Editions Hyperion, 1939. Gallery: Traditional French national costumes