National Geographic : 1928 Oct
TYPES AND COSTUMES OF OLD SWEDEN THE ARTIST'S BRUSH RECORDS DAL FOLK AND FOLKWAYS The villages around Lake Siljan are happy hunting grounds for Swedish painters who seek to preserve the natural charms of the region, and especially what remains of Dalarna's colorful life of earlier days. Despite the inroads of progress, the beauty which these artists love survives. © National Geographic Society .u ,...... ........ . A KEY TO COSTUMES Each Dal parish has its own national costume, but sometimes maids and matrons wear different caps. That of the Leksand girl (right) is white if she is married; if not, red. The Rittvik peaked cap with red stitching (center) is coquettishly perched on the back of the head, while Mora's (left) is staidly Puritan.