In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Women wear colorful gathered skirts with aprons and cloth shawls over their shoulders.
- The two of them had draped their shawls around their shoulders and descended the stairs in silence.
- Knitwear includes shawls, scarves and berets with a selection of babywear also available.
- So I got dressed and slipped a shawl over my shoulders, wrapping it around myself tightly.
- They wear long petticoated gowns with shawls, along with extravagant headdresses.
- Alicia is sitting on a small stone bench in a patch of sun with a thick shawl wrapped around her shoulders.
- After that I'm going to have a go at knitting a lace shawl for the new baby.
- She was wearing a black gown with a black shawl on her neck and a pair of black evening gloves.
- There will be lots of beautifully designed beaded and embroidered purses and shawls to complement the season's gowns.
- And floor-mounted coat racks are a natural for cloaks, gowns, shawls and scarves.
- Straw hats replaced the shawl and bonnet and dresses came more into vogue.
- India has beautiful fabrics by the acre - shawls and jackets, skirts and scarves, wall-hangings and bedspreads.
- She wrapped a shawl around her shoulders and peered out at the mountains from the window.
- The sun was out and it felt warm on her skin, but the morning breeze made Elizabeth wrap her shawl tighter around her shoulder.
- Shivering slightly with the cold I wrapped a shawl around my shoulders and left the house.
- Gypsy and ethnic references appear in a number of outfits including Spanish style poncho skirts, shawls and classic Native American dresses.
- The young woman, standing at the end of my bed, rocked a sleeping baby wrapped in a shawl.
- Keep the bulky fabrics to shawls and accessories and be mad about figure-skimming lightweight plaids.
- She was fully dressed with her hair done and a shawl over her shoulders, as though she had been waiting for the men to awaken.
- We get to wear these pretty silk baby blue gowns with white translucent shawls and orchid crowns on our heads.
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