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Norwegian girl and doll in traditional costumes called bunad.

Antique photo of a Norwegian girl and her doll, in traditional costumes called bunad.

Bunad. Traditional clothing used for special occasions. These are from different locations accross the country.

The Bunad is the Norwegian national dress. I have nr. which is called a Sunnmørsbunad. Bunads are typically given to girls -and sometimes boys- for their conmirmation.

Festive dress from Tromsö, Northern Norway | Nord-Norges festdrakt utviklet av Norsk Flid Husfliden Tromsø på bakgrunn av undersøkelser av gamle drakter og stoffbruk.

Festive dress from Tromsö, Northern Norway | Nord-Norges festdrakt utviklet av Norsk Flid Husfliden Tromsø på bakgrunn av undersøkelser av gamle drakter og stoffbruk.

Hva med å gifte deg i denne bunaden fra Øst Telemark? Vel og merke rekonstruert fra 1820, men blar du opp litt så lar det seg sikkert ordne for deg også. Man skal jo ha "something old" når man gifter seg.

norway icon Traditional Norwegian folk costumes - Page 4 Traditional wedding costumes from eastern Telemark:

Hardanger bunad Girl listening to her ipod (notice left hand) in traditional dress

Hardanger bunad Girl listening to her ipod (notice left hand) in traditional dress

The traditional folk costume of Norway, called Bunad. Nowadays, it is commonly worn on Norway’s Constitution day (May 17). The specifics of design may also vary, shown here is a couple from the Telemark region circa 1880-1890s.

People from eastern Telemark, ca. NORWAY: The traditional folk costume of Norway, called Bunad. Nowadays, it is commonly worn on Norway’s Constitution day (May The specifics of design may also vary, shown here is a couple from the Telemark region circa

Norwegian folk costume -Stitching is NOT considered 'impressive' if not Hand Made.  Though cheap technology would speed up the process, it's not respected -- since the one outfit is so special, (Kind of like bringing home KFC for Thanksgiving -- You gotta really cook -- here, ya really gotta embroider. )

Detail from old Norwegian national costumes (bunads). The collection of Rikard Berge and from the exebition at Seljord of old costumes from Telemark county, Norway

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