Amsterdam --- Dutch Costume Museum

This incredible small museum is located in a canal house in Amsterdam, with each room featuring the particular regional dress from different areas of Sweden.  Pictured in these photos are household textiles as well as the hand painted vests each woman wore over her blouse.  The painting was created by carving out cork plugs and dipping them in paint, via a simple printmaking technique.  During times of mourning, women wore only black and white (for deep mourning) and blue and white (for later mourning).  One could identify which towns and areas where people were from, simply by the style of dress and accessories.