Danish Folk Costume
The traditional folk dress and costume of the Danish peoples. It varies widely from one Danish community to another. Just beautiful!
Bonnet Date: late 19th century Culture: Danish This type of bonnet is perhaps the most recognizable aspect of the costume of Zealand, the largest island of Denmark. The metallic embroidery was densely worked in a variety of unique patterns, and were quite costly. Girls often saved for years to afford one or inherited them from their mothers and grandmothers.
Danish Bonnet, late 1800s. This bonnet is typical for the island of Sjælland. The gold-work embroidery was densely worked in a variety of unique patterns and was so costly, it took years for some to save enough to get one and they were often passed down through the generations.