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Telemark Norway ....This is the Heddal stave church in Notodden, Telemark. Joe and I were there and walked around the outside since it wasn't open at the time. It is the largest stave church in Norway and appeared to be in excellent condition. It was built in the beginning of the 13th century - that's in the 1200s!
Rygg- " EASTERN TELEMARK RED VEST COSTUME This is an old Eastern Telemark costume taken from costume early 1800's. It has many possibilities for variation. It has a little life can be embroidered, made of brocade, silk, velvet or kalemank. Here were all sewn by hand and apron like handmade lace of gold or silver thread. This variant produced in Porsgrunn."
Prt3: Telemark bunad is a Norwegian folk costume. A bunad is something that can be for men and for women. This is the female bunad that they use in Norway. This was what a traditional dress and this is how they used to dress in Norway. The bunad is both traditional rural clothes and a well modern 20th century look. Bunads are now used as costumes not for daily wear. Bunads were part of the culture but now Norway dresses according to the yearly worldly fashion.