Icelandic woman in traditional attire (1836). The person depicted is Sigríður Ólafsdóttir, daughter of the poetess Rósa Guðmundsdóttir (Vatnsenda-Rósa). Over her blouse (skyrta) she wears a vest or sleeveless jacket (upphlutur), with a kerchief (hálsklútur) round her neck. On her head is a skotthúfa, a black knitted cap (húfa), narrowing to a tippet (skott); affixed to the end of the latter is a small tubular collar or socket (hólkur) from which emerge the threads of a colored tassel (skúfur). The sketch or painting upon which this lithograph is based was made in 1836 during Paul Gaimard's expedition to Iceland.
Source: VIG, Atlas zoologique, médical, et géographique, de l'Hommes, Plate 6 bis.