Saturday, August 30, 2014

Overview of the Folk Costumes of Europe

Hello all, 
this is my 200th article, and I thought i should do something rather different.
I will do an overview of the folk costumes of Europe. I will follow nation-states, as inappropriate as that may be, but i will also cover nations without states. Some very small and obscure ethnic groups will be omitted for lack of available material. I will also not be covering the north Caucuses, as there is simply too much material there.
Where there is a recognized or unofficial 'National Costume' I will show that. This will necessarily  not include much in the way of explanation.



Iceland

Upphultur

 
Peysufot

 

Faldbuningar

  
Faroe Islands



Ireland




Scotland





 
England



 
 Wales




Brittany

Bigoudin


Kemper [Quimper]
 

Plougastel



France

Berry

 Normandie [Normandy]



Provence


Eskualdi [the Basque Country]




 Andorra [also Rousillon and Catalonia]

 

Spain

Andalucia 


 La Mancha


Galicia


 
Portugal

Minho

 Madeira


 Algarve

 

Monaco [also Nice]




Italy

 Lombardy



Lazio 

 Calabria



Arbëreshë [Italo Albanians]





Vatican City

There is no women's costume for the Vatican




Sardinia

Florinas


Orgosolo


Quartu Sant'Elena


 

Malta



 
 Switzerland

Appenzell 


Valais/Wallis



 Graubunden/Grisons


Lichtenstein





Germany

Miesbach, Bavaria


Gutach, Schwartzwald


Scheesel, Lower Saxony



Luxembourg





Belgium




The Netherlands

Volendam


Beveland


 Staphorst



Friesland [Frisia]

West


East


North


Denmark

Fanø


Hedebo



Amager



Norway

There have been several attempts to design a national costume, but none of them have received much acceptance.

Hardanger




Setesdal


Gudbrandsdal


Sweden

National Costume



Värend


Rättvik


Sabme [Lappland]

Jokkmokk



Kautokeino


 Skolt





Finland

 Häme, western Finland


 



Kaukola, Finnish Karelia



Tuuteri, on the Finnish Isthmus





Estonia

Järva-Jaani, North Estonia


Muhu Island


Setu, South Estonia



Livonia




Latvia

Latgale

 
Vidzeme


Nica


Lithuania

Aukštaitija


Žemaitija


Vilnius


 Kaszubia [Kashubia]






Poland
  
 Łowicz, Mazowsze


Krakow, Małopolska


Zakopane Góral



Sorbia [Lusatia]

Chosebus [Cottbus], Lower Lusatia


Slepo [Schleife], Upper Lusatia


 Catholic costume, Upper Lusatia



Bohemia

 Plzeň [Pilsen]


Blata


Nové Paky, Northeast Bohemia



 Moravia

Hanak


Valašsko


Vlčnov, Slovacko


Slovakia

Myjava


 Detva



Šariš

 
Hungary
  
Palóc


Kalocsa


Matyó


 Austria

Montafon, Vorarlberg 


Tyrol
 


 Upper Austria



Slovenia
 Gorenjsko

  
Dolenjska

 Bela Krajina


  
Croatia
 Posavina 



 Zagrebačko prigorje


Dubrovnik/Konavle


Bosnia

Moslem town costume


East Hercegovina Orthodox Serbian Costume


Travnik, Catholic Croatian Costume


Serbia
  
Šumadija


Vojvodina




Gniljane




Crna Gora [Montenegro]




Macedonia

Skopska Blatija




 Galichnik



 Radovish


 Albania

North Albania and Kosovo [Gheg]
 

Sulovë, Central Albania



Fieri, South Albania [Tosk]
 


Greece

Amalia Costume, Athens


Kriti [Crete]


 Karagouna, Thessaly


Cyprus



 Bulgaria

 Sofia [Shope]




Rhodope

 

Severnjashko [North]


Vlach

 in Serbia


in Greece


in Albania



Romania

Wallachia


Transylvania


Moldavia 
 


Moldova




Gagauz







Crimean Tatar





Ukraine

Central Ukraine

 Hutsul


Volyn'
 


 Carpatho Rusyn, Lemko
  
Komancha

Venhryny [Čirč region]


 Jakubany



Belarus

Svetlahorski region, Western Polissia

  
Malarytski region, Eastern Polissia




Russia 

 Peasants from northern Russia


 Kaluga Province


 Voronezh Province


Karelia [Russian held part]

 

Tver' Province Karelians


 Veps




 

Nenets







Komi




Permliak


 
Udmurtia

Northern Udmurt





Southern Udmurt


Mari-El



Ural Mari

Mordovia

Erzya


Moksha, Contemporary Costume


 Men


Chuvashia 

 Anatri Chuvash bride and her father
 


 Anat Enchi bride, groom and married woman


Virial Chuvash Matchmaker
 


 Tatarstan [Kazan']



Bashkortostan [Bashkir]






Kalmuk [Kalmyk]





Thank you for reading, I hope that you have found this to be interesting and informative.

Roman Kozak