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Polish Folk Costumes by peace-on-earth.org, via Flickr

Polish Folk Costumes by peace-on-earth.org, via Flickr

Swedish children celebrating Midsummer. 1900s. | Magic was considered strongest during Midsummer. Traditionally, young people pick bouquets of seven or nine different flowers and put them under their pillow in the hope of dreaming about their future spouse. In the past it was believed that herbs picked at Midsummer were highly potent, and water from springs could bring good health. Greenery placed over houses and barns were supposed to bring good fortune and health to people and livestock.

Swedish children celebrating Midsummer. 1900s. | Magic was considered strongest during Midsummer. Traditionally, young people pick bouquets of seven or nine different flowers and put them under their pillow in the hope of dreaming about their future spouse. In the past it was believed that herbs picked at Midsummer were highly potent, and water from springs could bring good health. Greenery placed over houses and barns were supposed to bring good fortune and health to people and livestock.

Swedish ensemble via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Swedish ensemble via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

NIM SUZANI Embroidered silk worked on a 'turkey red' twill cotton from Manchester. Lined with Russian cotton and ikat bias binding Suryadary...

NIM SUZANI Embroidered silk worked on a 'turkey red' twill cotton from Manchester. Lined with Russian cotton and ikat bias binding Suryadary...

Skjælingsdrakten Drakten i Sigdal/Eggedal, Krødsherad og Flå er en såkalt «skjælingsdrakt», fordi nederkanten på livet har en avstivet og utoverbøyd kant (skjæl – i Flå sjart).

Skjælingsdrakten Drakten i Sigdal/Eggedal, Krødsherad og Flå er en såkalt «skjælingsdrakt», fordi nederkanten på livet har en avstivet og utoverbøyd kant (skjæl – i Flå sjart).

Ooh...  I'd love to make these socks!

Ooh... I'd love to make these socks!

She is dressed and ready to leave for church. The floral headdress is made of leather and decorated with paper flowers. There is an opening at the top, so that her pleated hair can come out. The hair...

She is dressed and ready to leave for church. The floral headdress is made of leather and decorated with paper flowers. There is an opening at the top, so that her pleated hair can come out. The hair...

Vogue Special Design 6084

Vogue Special Design 6084

Helgedagsdrakt fra Mockfjärd i Dalarna fra 1800-tallet

Helgedagsdrakt fra Mockfjärd i Dalarna fra 1800-tallet

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