Icelandic woman in traditional dress
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This picture was taken from the periodical Le Magasin Pittoresque, Paris, 1837.
On celebration days, their dress is adorned with silver embroidery and velvet stripes; their sheepskin shoes are decorated with bows, and they wear a silver belt and a corset enriched with silver braids; they wear a silk tie around their neck and an embroidered velvet collar. On Those days, they cover their hair and wrap their head in a piece of silk, from the top of which a thick band of fabric rises and curls forward.