Life at Kerjacob .

Life at Kerjacob .

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Breton costumes - past and present.

Last Sunday I went to an exhibition of Breton
In the past there were many variations of dresses,
embroidery, headdresses all
adding to the richness of the Breton culture.

I couldn't use flash so some of the photographs aren't as good as I would have liked.

The richness of the embroidery is extraordinary and so skillful.

Black and white is a very strong theme especially in the mens costumes.
I just love the buttons and the braiding.

Even the simple costume for a young girl has so much charm.

The beauty of the lace caps is just amazing and they are highly collectable and also
of great financial value.

Just love the shadow of the lace on the wall.

The apron below is really just for show and the cut work is so intricate.

The two photographs below show the influence of Breton costumes on today's fashion.
The dress below is designed and made by a young man, Romuald Herve who has his studio in Auray.

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