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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

Lomen Stavkyrkje. The man is wearing a bunad from Valdres. The top hat is to mark the occasion. The woman is wearing a bunad from Nord-Tröndelag, Laila Duran

Traditional costume (bunad in Norwegian) from the Hardangerfjord region in Norway. Just love the details

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Festdräkt med krona från Hardanger Folkemuseum. (Foto Laila Durán, Scandinavian Folklore)