Folk costume of a Woman from Bern.

Traditional Switzerland costume. Swiss folk dress. Clothing Canton of Bern

Woman from Bern

Folk costume of a Woman from Bern.

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:  Canton of Zurich, Wehntal. Switzerland costumes.

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