Woman from Provence in traditional costume

Traditional French national costumes. Woman folk dress from Provence

Woman from Provence

Traditional French Costume. Woman from Provence

Costumes Nationaux by Lepage Medvey, Editions Hyperion, 1939.

Gallery: Traditional French national costumes
Note:  Traditional woman costume with Apron from Bordeaux.

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