Woman folk dress from Saint Jean d’Arves, Savoy France.

Traditional woman folk dress from Saint Jean d'Arves, Savoy France.

Woman from Saint Jean d’Arves, Savoy

Traditional woman folk dress from Saint Jean d’Arves, Savoy France.

Costumes Nationaux by Lepage Medvey, Editions Hyperion, 1939.

Gallery: Traditional French national costumes
Note:  Bagnères-de-Luchon. Costumes Pyrenees.

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