Dutch woman of Volendam in 1904

Traditional Netherlands woman costume from Volendam. Old Dutch Headdress

Woman of Volendam, Netherlands

Dutch woman of Volendam.

Dutch woman in traditional costume sitting in a chair, reading a book and drinking tea. Painting by Nico Jungmann 1904.


Note:  Costumes from West Friesland.

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