This is a reconstruction of Finnish clothing in late 17th century for a reenactment event (figure 1). We are not sure how accurate the garmens are, but they look reasonably accurate. Most people in the 17th would have worn very simple clothing. The clothing would have been made from fur, wool, and linnen. Only the nobility or rich merchants wold have had cotton garments. Most people made their own clothing with hme spun fabric. Thus the clothes were very basic. This appears to be shat the reenactors here are trying to convey. We are not sure what the event was.
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