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Folkdräkt och folkliga textilier från Västergötland, främst gällande Toarpsdräkten som har sitt ursprung i 1600-talet. Traditional clothing and textiles from the Swedish province Västergötland.
Toarp folkdräkt. Västergötland, Sweden. The wool bodices and skirts are trimmed with silk ribbon. The skirt is printed with an intricate pattern and the white stockings are beautifully embroidered .

The wool bodices and skirts are trimmed with silk ribbon. The skirt is printed with an intricate pattern and the white stockings are beautifully embroidered - Norway

Mitten from Toarp, Västergötland. Painted by Emelie von Walterstorff between 1903 and 1933, Nordiska museet

Mitten from Toarp, Västergötland. Painted by Emelie von Walterstorff between 1903 and Nordiska museet

Back of jacket from Toarp, Västergötland. 18th. century.

Back of jacket from Toarp, Västergötland.

Young ladies dressed in their Sunday best. The round little caps named “trindmössa” were worn to church on a regular Sunday - Folk costumes from Toarp, Västergötland, Sweden.

Text and photo Laila Duran &

Copyright-Laila-Duran Toarp wedding costumes. Most brides in the Swedish countryside dressed like this until about 150-200 years ago. The dresses and crowns were owned by the church and then they got decorated by pearls, silk paper, flowers and just about everything they could use.

An century dress for an century bride!

Toarp, Sweden. Folklorefashion.durantextiles.com   This is a lovely Scandinavian site/blog with beautiful pictures of historic dress and explanations of origins. Many ideas for embroiderers and costumers.

An century dress for an century bride!

Toarpsdräkt: april 2012. Västergötland, Sweden.

Toarpsdräkt: april 2012. Västergötland, Sweden.

Beskrivning kavelfrans. Picture: Toarp costume, Västergötland, Sweden

The 'kavel' edges and decorations (kind of a Scandinavian pom-pom technique) common in traditional Swedish mitts.

Toarp folkdräkt. Västergötland, Sweden.

Toarp folkdräkt. Västergötland, Sweden.

Copyright-Laila-Duran Toarp wedding dress. Västergötland, Sweden. Most brides in the Swedish countryside dressed like this until about 150-200 years ago. The dresses and crowns were owned by the church and then the amount of decorations was as much as the bride and her family could afford.

An century dress for an century bride!

Toarpsdräkt: Fin och festlig i Toarpsdräkt. Västergötland, Sweden.

Toarpsdräkt: Fin och festlig i Toarpsdräkt.

Toarp folk costume. Västergötland, Sweden.

Very often we find that the “treasures” of folk costume handicraft are hidden at first sight. Ingrid is wearing a beautifully trimmed skirt and apron, finely knitted stockings with elaborate embroidery, and shoes to die for.

Copyright-Laila-Duran Toarp wedding costumes. Most brides in the Swedish countryside dressed like this until about 150-200 years ago. The dresses and crowns were owned by the church and then they got decorated by pearls, silk paper, flowers and just about everything they could use.

An century dress for an century bride!

Traditional wedding costume from Toarp, Sweden.  Toarpi maakond, Rootsi. Toarpsdräkt: maj 2010  Photo by Thomas from http://toarpsdrakt.blogspot.com

Toarpsdräkt- Wedding costumes from Toarp, Sweden.

Toarpsdräkt: Sorgklädsel i Toarp. Västergötland, Sweden.

Toarpsdräkt: Sorgklädsel i Toarp.

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