National Costume - Europe
Folk costumes from Europe. ***Am now separating by continents, please follow the other boards if you're interested!
Church-going dress, 1600's, Zurich, Switzerland.
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
Tofalar shaman’s robe, Russia. Irkutsk Regional Museum of Local Lore.
Bonnet, late 19th century, German.
Bonnet | German | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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
Jacket, 1840-80, Russian.
Jacket | Russian | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Minho bride's costume, 20th century, Portugal. Museu de Arte Popular.
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.