Wednesday, 13 April 2011


Þráður Or, The Thread
Photographic documentation & Icelandic Postcard

Further information Peysuföt:The Peysuföt are black woolen clothes commonly worn by women in the 18-19th century. They usually consisted of a twill skirt and a jacket of fine knitted woolen yearn with a blacktail cap. It is believed that this costume was invented when women, desiring simpler working clothes than the faldbúningur, started to use male articles of clothing. This includes both the tail-cap and the peysa which originally was a jacket with a single row of buttons, but evolved in this costume and eventually discarded with the button


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