Traditional Black Forest folk costume

Traditional Black Forest folk costume

Girl from Rippoldsau in Schapbachthale, Black Forest.

Traditional Black Forest folk costume from Rippoldsau in Schapbachthale.

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

Note:  German nobleman in spanish court dress, 17th century.

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