If your ancestors were Piemontesi, it’s very likely that your great-grandmothers dressed in this way!
One is struck at first sight by the costume worn by the women of Rimella in Piedmont, we try to describe it in detail, because owing to the small scale of the pictures it is not possible to clearly distinguish all their particulars.
A chemise of home-woven linen, ornamented at the neck and wrists with needle lace, is worn with a skirt of woollen or cotton material with a hemmed band of red or green woollen cloth. The bodice is of black cloth sufficiently open in front to show a small yoke adorned with braid, ribbons and lace, while the corsets are worn outside. An apron of cotton stuff with hand embroidery in polychrome silks, and cloth shoes of the same material with strong soles, complete this picturesque costume.
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