Today i am going to talk about the fichus which are worn with the Provençal costume. The fichus are either printed cotton which coordinate with the dress or skirt and bodice worn underneath, or are of white cotton or linen with fine whitework embroidery. The printed cotton fichus were manufactured in several places.
The Paisanne only wore the printed cotton fichus, generally of cheaper make, with brighter colors and simpler designs.
Mary Gostelow, 'The Complete International Book of Embroidery', New York, 1977
Rode de Basso Prouvenço, 'Le Costume Populaire Provençal', Aix-en Provençe, 1990
Andre Sainsard, 'Costumes Folkloriques Provinces Françaises', Paris, 1972
Royere, Gardilanne, Moffat et al, 'Les Costumes Regionaux de la France', New York, 1929
Charles-Brun, 'Costumes des Provinces Françaises', Paris, 1937
P. Leroux, 'Costumes Regionaux', Paris, 1940