Woman from the Bethmale Valley, Pyrenees.

Poichoir Fashion Print. Traditional French national costumes. Woman folk dress from the Bethmale Valley, Pyrenees

Woman from the Bethmale Valley, Pyrenees

Woman folk clothing from the Bethmale Valley, Pyrenees.

Costumes Nationaux by Lepage Medvey, Editions Hyperion, 1939.

Gallery: Traditional French national costumes
Note:  Woman from the Quimper Region Brittany, France.

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