Finland

Finland - The Finnish Maiden is older than the Finnish nation. She was devised to represent the longed-for national independence in the century, when Finland was still a Grand Duchy in the Russian Empire.

Finnish sarafaani or feresi. In Finland orthodox women wore sarafan while lutheran women wore "normal" finnish (e.g. Karelian) traditional costumes.  http://www.kansallispuku.com/fi/Sarafaanit+ja+feresit.html  http://www.ortodoksi.net/index.php/Feresi_ja_sarafaani  Ajankohtaista -T:mi Soja Murto

Interesting: Finnish sarafaani or feresi. (pinafores) In Finland orthodox women wore sarafan while lutheran women wore "normal" finnish (e.

Neiet niemien nenissä Pekka Halonen oil 1895

Neiet niemien nenissä Pekka Halonen oil 1895 - The rekko dresses, typical national dresses of Finnish Karelian counties

Finland.Vanhan Korpilahden naisen kansallispuku. Kuva: Suomen kansallispukuneuvoston kokoelma/ Timo Ripatti. http://www.kansallispuvut.fi/puvut/vkorpilahti_np.htm.

Traditional Finnish folk costume, a woman´s dress representing the region of Vanha Korpilahti

Traditional dress representing the region of Kokkola in Finland. Dress based on a woman´s dress from 18th century.

"Traditional dress representing the region of Kokkola in Finland. Dress based on a woman´s dress from century.

Rantalakeus (Finland)

Traditional Finnish folk costume, a woman´s dress representing the region of Rantalakeus including several villages.

Karelian men chanting traditional poetry. Uhtua, Karelia. 1894. Photo: I. K. Inha

Karelian men chanting traditional poetry. Uhtua, Karelia. 1894. Photo: I. K. Inha

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