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Thank you all so much for the wealth of information you provided in your comments on the last post. I am now happily at the trip-planning stage, and am really looking forward to visiting Sweden in …

Scandinavian Folk Costume *If not from a specific 'region', then it's called a "fest drakt" instead of bunad. Bunad is a very precise, time consuming (or expensive) endeavor, in intricate embroidery & hand stitch. It's from a small area where you and your mother (or father) lives/ed -- YOUR TRIBE ... Fest Drakt is simpler. the old ways of a frock.

Scandinavian Folk Costume *If not from a specific 'region', then it's called a…

Folk Costume from the Smolandia / Småland Provence in Sweden

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

Folk costumes in Dalecarlia, Sweden, from the book "Scandinavian Folklore" by Laila Duran

Folk costumes in Dalecarlia, Sweden, from the book "Scandinavian Folklore" by Laila Duran - Beautiful colors!

1935 photograph of a farmers wife, Greta Persson, in traditional folk dress from Almo, Dalarna, Sweden.

Greta Persson, 66 years old, dressed in a traditional costume. Wife of the yeoman farmer Ollas Per Persson in Almo, Dalecarlia.

Danish Peasant Costumes 1940's Original Antique Color Print

Danish Peasant Costumes Original Antique Color Print for the girls