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For the moment, this is going to be the last of my series: "Breton Traditional costumes".
This is is my mother's WEDDING COSTUME (1946). At the time, the fashion was coming to modern white dress, which my mum would have liked, but her own mother would hear nothing of it ! Now, we are all pleased about it : Her wedding photo is more original than most, and she was one of the last young ladies to have worn such a wedding costume.
Unlike the costume of Plougastel specific to only one commune, this costume was shared by a number of villages : Loperhet, Dirinon, Daoulas, Logonna, L'Hôpital-Camfrout, Saint Urbain, Hanvec, all in the "canton" of Daoulas, which is an electoral district. It's situated in the ancient bishopric "Cornouaille" (KERNE IN BRETON) just on the border with "Leon", hence the name of the costume "KERNEWODEN", meaning "The mode or fahion in Kerne".
Unfortunately, there isn't any remnant of the men's costumes, and there hasn't been any research or recreation either.
All the younger ladies in the family have worn it on certain festivals or only for the photo. Also, we have had a lot of young ladies from abroad staying with us, and they have all had their photos taken in it. This is a Swedish couple serving as models in May 2006.
I am adding some WS about different details of the costume and one of the REAL WEDDING in 1946.

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