Pays de Galles/Wales
Travelling in Wales - Visiting Wales
Traditional Welsh attire for ladies. Unlike most folk dress, which develops over time, Wales invented its own. In 1834 it was the opinion of locals & Cymryphile Augusta Hall, Baroness of Llanover, that Wales needed a national costume. After writing an essay on the topic she & her lady friends took icons of Wales (such as wool), typical rural dress of the early 19th century (like plaid and flannel petticoats), and a few fanciful details to create a quaint homage to the land she loved so well.