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Polonez takes its name from the beautiful Polonaise dance, which used to introduce all important balls and events in the courts of the Polish Kings and which also became fashionable throghout Europe from the 16th to 19th centuries

Polonez takes its name from the beautiful Polonaise dance, which used to introduce all important balls and events in the courts of the Polish Kings and which also became fashionable throghout Europe from the 16th to 19th centuries

De två dräkterna till höger är från Bjuråker, flickan i mitten har en dräkt från Idenor eller möjligen Hög? tror jag. Dräkten till vänster är ingen hälsingedräkt.

De två dräkterna till höger är från Bjuråker, flickan i mitten har en dräkt från Idenor eller möjligen Hög? tror jag. Dräkten till vänster är ingen hälsingedräkt.

Romanian costume Mediaş - Sibiu  Wide brimmed straw hat (palarie de paie).   Photo of Purtata dance group from Mediaş taken in the UK in May 1994.

Romanian costume Mediaş - Sibiu Wide brimmed straw hat (palarie de paie). Photo of Purtata dance group from Mediaş taken in the UK in May 1994.

Swedish Folk Costume from Medelpad Province in central Sweden. Includes white linen blouse w pink embroidery on collar and sleeve, bodice in checkered white and rose with front lacing and linen lining, and wool skirt in multi-colored stripes, The outfit also include a light blue hat with inside lace and folk decorated purse with metal latch. Measurements are skirt waist 30"; skirt length 33"; bodice bust 34' and length 20" from shoulder down; blouse bust 34" & length of 25" from shoulder…

Swedish Folk Costume from Medelpad Province in central Sweden. Includes white linen blouse w pink embroidery on collar and sleeve, bodice in checkered white and rose with front lacing and linen lining, and wool skirt in multi-colored stripes, The outfit also include a light blue hat with inside lace and folk decorated purse with metal latch. Measurements are skirt waist 30"; skirt length 33"; bodice bust 34' and length 20" from shoulder down; blouse bust 34" & length of 25" from shoulder…