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Norwegian bunad - the shawl is gorgeous!

Bunads from Telemark area

My Norwegian grandmother made me a costume for my doll just like this cute girl is wearing.

One of the well-known traditional rune singers was Kaisa Vilhuinen. She lived in the Swedish part of 'Finnskogen' and died in 1941. Finnskogen ('Forest of the Finns') is an area of Norway situated in the county of Hedmark, named so because of immigration of Finnish people in the 17th century, the so-called Skogfinner/'Forest Finns'. The core area of Finnskogen lies in the eastern part of a small region known as Solør, on the border with Sweden. It consists of a forested belt of land.

Regional costumes from southern Sweden

Fornebu, Akershus

Carl Boberg In 1885, Boberg wrote the poem "O Store Gud", we now know as "How Great Thou Art". The music of the hymn is traditional Swedish folklore.

Forest House, Norway...looks like something out of a fairy tale. Maybe there are some dwarfs in there!

Boots that can be worn with bunad