Lindsborg Svensk Folkdrakt
Lindsborg is noted for its Swedish immigrant heritage and has officially adopted an official folk costume. The costume is inspired by local clothing styles in rural Sweden provinces between 1868 and 1900, when Lindsborg was founded. Svensk Hyllningfest, Lindsborg's bi-annual celebration of Swedish heritage, attracts thousands of visitors each festival. Many patrons come dressed in Swedish-inspired folk costume.
The Lindsborg Svensk Folkdrakt is a collection of Swedish Folk costumes designed by two local artists. Recently, the Lindsborg Arts Council was awarded a grant from the community foundation to produce patterns of these costumes. "After Tara and I unveiled the collection designs and enthusiasm grew, it truly became a community project as individuals generously gave their time and talents bringing the project to fruition," said grantee Carla Wilson. These patterns were available two weeks before the festival, where twelve women and two men celebrated wearing the costumes. "The grant monies were one of several contributions that made this project a reality. Having a community costume strengthens our living Swedish heritage sustainability," said Wilson.