Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Estonia - Otepää's Female Traditional Costume

Female traditional costume of Otepää.

Sent by Helle, a postcrosser from Estonia.

This is from Wikipedia : Otepää (formerly Nuustaku) is a town in Valga County, southern Estonia, it's the administrative centre of Otepää Parish. Town has a population of 2,189 (as of 1 November 2009).[1] Otepää is a popular skiing resort, popularly known as the "winter capital" of Estonia (in contrast to the "summer capital" Pärnu). It is the site of an annual FIS Cross-Country World Cup event.

Otepää borough gained its town rights in 1 April 1936.

The earliest surviving firearm in Europe has been found in the ancient castle of Otepää and it dates to at least 1396.

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