Woman from the Quimper Region Brittany, France.

Traditional French national costumes. Woman folk dress from the Quimper Region, Brittany

Woman from the Quimper Region, Brittany

Woman folk clothing from the Quimper Region Brittany France.

Costumes Nationaux by Lepage Medvey, Editions Hyperion, 1939.

Gallery: Traditional French national costumes
Note:  Smuggler. Costumes Pyrenees 1834.

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