Folk costumes of Dala-Floda, Dalarna,Sweden

Needle work that takes your breath away. Also note the fashionable bright blue apron, this also became popular as anilin dyes became available. Photo and text by Laila.

The ladies of the Swedish Royal Family dressed in traditional folk costume for the celebration of National Day on June 6, 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden. HRH Queen Silvja and HRH Crown Princess Victoria are wearing the white hats customary of married woman; Princess Madeleine is not as she was not yet married at the time.

From the left : Princess Madeleine , Crownprincess Victoria with daughter Estelle and Queen Silvia of Sweden in Swedish national folk costume

Ensemble, 1900–1915, Norwegian, wool, cotton, metal. This ensemble, known as a bunad represents the national dress of Norway. It is likely of the Rogaland variety, named for its district of origin. The form is based on traditions established in the 19th century. Bunads can be quite expensive due to the high quality of materials and craftsmanship in their construction. This example is evidence of this, especially in the handmade buttons and fine shirring of the skirt.

Norwegian ensemble, 1900 - "This ensemble, known as a bunad represents the national dress of Norway. It is likely of the Rogaland variety, named for its district of origin.

Dala-Floda, Sweden Photo: Laila Duran

Two girls in brightly colored folk costumes from Dala-Floda, Sweden. Photo by Laila Duran.

Women from Småland, Sweden

I remember dressing in Folk Costume except mine was from Skona.Folk Costume from the Smolandia / Småland Province in Sweden

Uniform of Charles XII of Sweden. Early 1700's. (Looks like this is a super-realistic computer illustration rather than a photograph)

Uniform of Charles XII of Sweden. Early (Looks like this is a super-realistic computer illustration rather than a photograph)

svenskafolkdrater - Swedish national dress, from Kate Davies' blog 'Needled'

Nanny had something like this in the basement of her old house :-) Svenska Folkdräkter~ Swedish National Costumes

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