Traditional German peasant woman costume from Thuringia

Traditional German peasant woman costume.

Peasant woman from the area of Weimar, Thuringia.

Traditional German peasant woman costume. Woman from the area of Weimar, Thuringia.

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

Note:  German Lord with crown and insignia. Renaissance costume.

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