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Finnish national costume

Finnish national costume

In 1990 two Finnish maxi boats participated in the 1989–90 Whitbread Round the World Race. These Finns showed up in their national costume to support the sailors. Regional variations are apparent in the dress. The boy (far right) is wearing traditional Sami clothing.

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Carl Walrond, 'Scandinavians - 20th-century migration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/289/finnish-national-costume (accessed 31 May 2020)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015