Armi Kuusela, Miss Universe 1952, in one of Finnish national costumes. She also made a film in Finland "Maailman kaunein tyttö", (the prettiest girl in the world).

Armi Kuusela, Miss Universe in one of Finnish national costumes. She also made a film in Finland "Maailman kaunein tyttö", (the prettiest girl in the world).

Finland. Joutsenon naisen kansallispuku, kuva: Kenzi Rinno/Taito Etelä-Karjala. http://www.kansallispuvut.fi/puvut/joutseno_np.htm

Finland. Joutsenon naisen kansallispuku, kuva: Kenzi Rinno/Taito Etelä-Karjala. http://www.kansallispuvut.fi/puvut/joutseno_np.htm

Sakkola-Rautu kansallispuku. Sakkola-Rautu folk costume, Karelian. Finland.

Sakkola-Rautu kansallispuku. Sakkola-Rautu folk costume, Karelian. Finland.

lappeen kihlakunnan miehen kansallispuku (young men in Portland could carry this)

lappeen kihlakunnan miehen kansallispuku - national outfit of men from Lappee parish

Karelian rekko folk costumes.

FolkCostume&Embroidery: Rekko costumes of the Karelian Isthmus and Ingria. Drawn by Alli Touri

Koivisto. Carelia.... My father was born in Koivisto, Karjala in 1908... his mother died when he was 2 and his father was killed in 1917 when isä was nine.  He was a hard-working, fun-loving, generous man and a wonderful father to his 8 children.... kp.

My father was born in Koivisto, Karjala in his mother died when he was 2 and his father was killed in 1917 when isä was nine. He was a hard-working, fun-loving, generous man and a wonderful father to his 8 children.

Ruokolahti woman's dress  taken from Suomalaisia Kansallispukaja [Finnish National Costume] by Tyyni Vahter, illustrations by Greta Strandberg and Alli Touri

Ruokolahti woman's dress taken from Suomalaisia Kansallispukaja [Finnish National Costume] by Tyyni Vahter, illustrations by Greta Strandberg and Alli Touri

Ruokolahti woman's dress  taken from Suomalaisia Kansallispukaja [Finnish National Costume] by Tyyni Vahter, illustrations by Greta Strandberg and Alli Touri

Ruokolahti woman's dress taken from Suomalaisia Kansallispukaja [Finnish National Costume] by Tyyni Vahter, illustrations by Greta Strandberg and Alli Touri

Sortavala men's suits taken from Suomalaisia Kansallispukaja [Finnish National Costume] by Tyyni Vahter, illustrations by Greta Strandberg and Alli Touri

Sortavala men's suits taken from Suomalaisia Kansallispukaja [Finnish National Costume] by Tyyni Vahter, illustrations by Greta Strandberg and Alli Touri

Heinjoki. Carelia

Heinjoki. Carelia

Men's folk costume , Sortavala region, part of Finnish Karelia, today belonging to Russia |  sortavalan_seutu_mp.jpg 519×800 pikseliä

Men's folk costume , Sortavala region, part of Finnish Karelia, today belonging to Russia

Folk costume card. The girl is wearing Pyhäjärvi's dress, the boy Säkylä's.

The girl is wearing Pyhäjärvi's dress, the boy Säkylä's.

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