The bunad from Hardanger is a living tradition and has evolved from a folk costume. The different regions are indicated in the detailing on the costumes. This bunad has a green silk bodies and a black woolen skirt. The white apron has inlaid embroidery, which is known as Hardanger embroidery.  - Hardanger Folkemuseum, (from 1911-) in Norway

The bunad from Hardanger is a living tradition and has evolved from a folk costume. The different regions are indicated in the detailing on the costumes. This bunad has a green silk bodies and a black woolen skirt. The white apron has inlaid embroidery, which is known as Hardanger embroidery. - Hardanger Folkemuseum, (from 1911-) in Norway

Norwegian bride wearing a traditional folk costume with a bridal crown. You will notice the bridal crown has small metal discs and beads hanging from it which produce a melodic tinkling and according to some legends this is supposed to ward off evil spirits from the bride.

Norwegian bride wearing a traditional folk costume with a bridal crown. You will notice the bridal crown has small metal discs and beads hanging from it which produce a melodic tinkling and according to some legends this is supposed to ward off evil spirits from the bride.

Oslo bunad embroidery on skirt.      After WW2 a committee formed to invent the Oslo Bunad. My Mother in Law, Signe Marie Eriksen. was a  member. The embroidery was her idea as wildflowers were a great love of her life.  She made a bunad for ech of her grandson's wives and her self and her Daughter in Law.

Oslo bunad embroidery on skirt. After WW2 a committee formed to invent the Oslo Bunad. My Mother in Law, Signe Marie Eriksen. was a member. The embroidery was her idea as wildflowers were a great love of her life. She made a bunad for ech of her grandson's wives and her self and her Daughter in Law.

Solje collection--"spoon" jewelry.  Solje collection--"spoon" jewelry / Norwegian for National Costumes /BUNAD

Solje collection--"spoon" jewelry. Solje collection--"spoon" jewelry / Norwegian for National Costumes /BUNAD

bunad. Some day I want to make one. I'll wear it to all of my daughters weddings and they have nothing to say about it. That's it!

bunad. Some day I want to make one. I'll wear it to all of my daughters weddings and they have nothing to say about it. That's it!

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