Girl in traditional folk dress from Blekinge, Sweden 1860.

Traditional Sweden national costume. Scandinavian folk dress

Girl from Blekinge, Sweden 1860

Girl from Blekinge, Sweden 1860.

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

Note:  Croatian peasant girl in traditional costume.

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