Folk costume of a Woman from Sernftal, Canton Clarus.

Traditional Switzerland costume. Swiss folk costume. Clothing Canton of Clarus

Woman from Sernftal, Canton Clarus.

Woman from Sernftal, Canton Clarus.

The Swiss national costumes of XVII – XIX century originals. Original recordings from the Swiss costume festival, Zurich 14 March 1896.

Gallery: Swiss national costumes from 1896

Note:  Woman from Canton of Schwyz, knitting. Switzerland national costumes 1815.

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