Woman from Canton Nidwalden. Switzerland national costumes 1815.

Traditional Switzerland national costume. Swiss folk costume. Clothing Canton of Nidwalden

Woman from Canton Nidwalden

Woman from Canton Nidwalden, Unterwalden. Switzerland national costumes 1815.

Gallery: Swiss national costumes.


Note:  Woman from Canton of Zurich Rafzerfeld.

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