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These fanciful costumes are still in vogue in remote regions of northern Norway, where fashion is an empty word and the popular style is that which has been worn for many generations. The local taste for decorative design is indicated by the carvings on doorposts and lintels, while another pleasing characteristic is the ever "open door," affording access to all visitors — be they friend or foreigner

Love the carved doorway behind them as well as the costumes and expressions.

Norway, ca 1870 Location: Opheims Vandet near Vos, Norway Photographer: Knud Knudsen Knudsen was a pioneer within Norwegian photography and one of the first professional photographers in.

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Traditional Norwegian farmer's costumes, known as folkedrakt, and modern costumes inspired by those costumes, known as bunad, are widely used on special occasions.

Norwegian Woman in her national Costume. Shows her in a Norwegian setting. Norwegian postcard, circa 1900 - 1920.

Norwegian postcard, circa 1900 - From my own collection of vintage postcards.

Norwegian Folk Costumes | Norwegian Hairstyles - From Traditional to Present! Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Come here to Poulsbo, watch our dancers and you'll see some fabulous folk costume-Norwegian folk costume ☮k☮

Children from Valdres (The little girl is wearing the Ruttastak fra Valdress bunad.)

Children from Valdres (The little girl is wearing the Ruttastak fra Valdress bunad.

Norway traditional dress

The blue jacket is made of broadcloth and edged with black velvet ribbon. The blue apron, blåtrykksforklær, is made of dyed and printed cotton. There are also silk aprons that are used on festive occasions.