Today i decided to continue the series on Latvia by presenting one unique and different costume from each of the remaining cultural provinces of Latvia. I have already presented one costume each from Courland [Kurzeme] and Latgalia [Latgale]. Today i will present the costume from the region around Lielvarde in Vidzeme. Vidzeme means 'midland' in Latvian. Here is our map again. Vidzeme is shown in yellow.
The Vainags, the maiden's crown is not that different from the kind worn in Latgalia, although often taller.
Aija Jansone et al, 'Ieteikumi Latviesu Tautas Terpu Valkatajiem', Riga, 2002
T. Razina, 'Folk Art in the Soviet Union', Leningrad, 1990