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.
Euskadi [the Basque Country]
Andorra [also Rousillon and Catalonia]
Monaco [also Nice]
There is no women's costume for the Vatican
Scheesel, Lower Saxony
There have been several attempts to design a national costume, but most of them have not received much acceptance. The most successful was a simplified form of the Hardanger costume, but this is currently little used, as most people wear their local bunad.
Häme, western Finland
Kaukola, Finnish Karelia
Setu, South Estonia
Slepo [Schleife], Upper Lusatia
Catholic costume, Upper Lusatia
Nové Paky, Northeast Bohemia
Sulovë, Central Albania
Venhryny [Čirč region]
Malarytski region, Eastern Polissia
Peasants from northern Russia
The Nentsi [formerly known as the Samoyed], live along the arctic coast from the White Sea to well past the Urals, and thus into Asia.
Virial Chuvash Matchmaker