Today i am going to talk about a specific costume of southern Selonia. I already did one posting on Selonian costume from the north of Selonia. The costume i will describe today straddles the Latvian - Lithuanian border, being found in Nereta district, Augšzeme Province, Latvia. .For location see this link.
And Biržai district, Aukštaitia Province, Lithuania. Check this link for location.
This costume resembles those of Lithuania more than it does those of Latvia, but it has some distinct characteristics. You may recall a map i included in my last posting showed an ethnic Lithuanian presence north of the border in this area. I cannot verify that, but the costumes are clearly from the same tradition. Here are two examples of the costume of the Nereta district, a married woman
and back view
And an unmarried girl.
Aija Jansone et al, 'Ieteikumi Latviesu Tautas Terpu Valkatajiem', Riga, 2002