Saturday, June 5, 2010

Finnish Costumes

Every Finnish region has its own specific design of a national costume. The card shows a young man in the costume of Southern Ostrobothnia. This is typical male costume of Ostrobothnia consisting of trousers, a striped waistcoat, a coat, a belt, puukko with sheath and often a felt hat with a brim. The belt is quite special. It has tens of metal clasps. A puukko is a traditional Finnish style hand-crafted wooden belt-knife. This is more of a tool rather than a weapon. This card was sent to me by Leo.

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