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The Hedemark bunad influenced by fashion of the Rococco period. The bonnet in brocaded silk, botthuve, is fastened with silk ribbons under the chin and has a silk bow in the neck. The white cotton under-lace is known as skru.  Copyright-Laila-Duran

The Hedemark bunad, influenced by costume traditions from the late century.

Folk costumes of Dala-Floda, Dalarna,Sweden

Needle work that takes your breath away. Also note the fashionable bright blue apron, this also became popular as anilin dyes became available. Photo and text by Laila.

one of Värmland’s (Sweeden) most traditional costume.

This woman is from the parish of Norra Ny situated at the river Klarälven in Värmland. She wears a black pleated skirt, a red festive bodice and the fact that she is not covering her hair shows that.

FolkCostume&Embroidery: Costume and Embroidery of Leksand, Dalarna, Sweden

FolkCostume&Embroidery: Costume and Embroidery of Leksand, Dalarna, Sweden

Beautiful 18th century folk costume from Norway.  Love the colors and patterns though

Reconstructed century bunad from Hedmark, Norway - this reminds me of the way that Japanese combine color and pattern; just a different ethnic flavor

Icelandic Traditional Dress (kind of looks like an abaya)

Þjóðbúningurinn, National costumes of Iceland, part Skautbúningur and Kyrtill

Traditional dress for Midsummer Night Festival in Dala Floda, Sweden

Two girls in brightly colored folk costumes from Dala-Floda, Sweden. Photo by Laila Duran.

[My brain thought of Aquila colorful attire]-----------------Folk costume, Sweden.

There are many varieties from the different provinces, and counties even.

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The wool bodices and skirts are trimmed with silk ribbon. The skirt is printed with an intricate pattern and the white stockings are beautifully embroidered - Norway