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

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

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

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

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

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.

Karelian rekko folk costumes.

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

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