Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Scandinavian Folk Costumes

Last year I began reading the blog, Folklore Fashion, it was brim full of breathtaking photography of Scandinavian folk costumes antiques and reproductions. Having never really studied much about this type of costume - I was quite intrigued. Some of the techniques I recognize (the gauging on the skirts, for instance) from 1860s sewing, but as for the stunning color, fabric, and embroidery combinations - I think they are just fascinating!

It's amazing how all the different regions have their own distinct folk costume! They are so varied and each just gorgeous....looks like the stuff of fairytales....

These images are from the new book Scandinavian Folklore, which I plan on adding to my research collection as soon as I can budget it in! :) Looks like a beautiful resource book!



Lauren said...

So lovely! I love folk costumes, but can never find an excuse or reason to wear them, especially of cultures to which I don't belong. I shall admire from afar :-)

Lilac Bud Gal said...

LOVE IT!! I love that style of costume. In fact, Simplicity has a really cute pattern for an outfit similar to these (though I am sure they are probably not thoroughly authentic!). Still, I want to get it so much and make a lovely ensemble!

The Kautts said...

HA! I recently found the website from where those photos were taken. :) I LOVE Norway, so it was awesome to see these photos!! <3

My family's apologetics conference is coming up this Sep. 23-25. You can find out more here: www.creationevangelismtools.org/events/. I had told you about it a few months back. Hope you can make it, but I don't know how far you would have to drive. If you can't come, please tell anyone you know who may be interested in our conference! :)



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