Swiss Folk Doll - DK Wool
The doll is wearing national costumes of their country. I have tried to be as precise as possible, using colours and dress from national costume books. Chiara is wearing the national costume from Evolene, which is a municipality in the district of Herens, in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. Evolene was first mentioned in 1250 as 'Eveline', then in 1444 as 'loco de Evolena'. It became a municipal in 1882. The colours of the shawl, the colour of the striped apron are characteristic of the area's costume, as is the style of the hat with the bow at the side.