National Costume - Europe
Folk costumes from Europe. ***Am now separating by continents, please follow the other boards if you're interested!
Woman's festive costume, made by Sarakatsan. Sofia region of Bulgaria, early 20th century.
British Museum - shoe
Ensemble, first quarter 20th century, Bulgarian.
Ensemble | Bulgarian | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bonnet | German, late 19th century | Materials: wool, silk, paper |Bonnets such as this were worn specifically by young women and girls in the town of Breidenbach, Hesse in central Germany | In peasant embroidery, red threads are associated with protection. The butterfly motif is a common symbol for beauty, transformation, and luck | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Bonnet, late 19th century, German.
Traditional lady's embroidered shoes from Valencia, Spain, used during celebrations called Fallas, 1940's.
Traditional Hungarian shepherd cape, 1840-70.
Cape | Hungarian | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1840–80 The dushegreya in Russian costume is also commonly known as a "body warmer". The style is seen both with and without sleeves. The cut is similar to the sarafan or the short epanechka bodice with the addition of padding and tubular pleats at the back. Sleeveless styles are cut straight across the body and hang from narrow straps. Dushegreya were worn over the sarafan for additional warmth when outdoors.
Jacket, 1840-80, Russian.
Jacket | Russian | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Headdress or 'Kokoshnik' | Russia, circa 1820 | Red velvet heavily covered with embroidery, done with gold and silver thread, spangles and colored glass jewels. Trimmed with gold gimp, and with lace made of glass and satin stone beads. Lines with light tan colored cotton of indistinct design. Worn by the noble women of the Province of Moscow about 1820 | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Headdress (kokoshnik), about 1820, Russian.
Bodice, Austrian, silk, metal, wool, synthetic, 1890-99. This handsome piece incorporates an interesting combination of materials with lively patterning and embroidery. The puffed sleeves mimic the leg-o-mutton style prevalent in the 1890s. Regional costumes often evolved over time, incorporating fashionable trends with traditional forms.
Woman's coat, Central Europe (Romania, Hungary), c. 1900.
Woman's hat, Italy, early to mid 20th century.