Wendish peasant women in folk dresses of Mark Brandenburg

Mark Brandenburg folk dresses. Traditional German national costume. Franz Lipperheide.

Wendish peasant women from the district Lebus, Mark Brandenburg

Wendish peasant women of the district Lebus, Mark Brandenburg, Germany.

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

Note:  Woman in the costume of the Duchy of Wenden.

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