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Norwegian bunad - the shawl is gorgeous!

The traditional, national costume of Norway is called Bunad, an elaborate costume dating back to the 1800s with lots of embroidery and jewelry, in approximately 200 variations by region.

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

Telemark bunad - Norwegian folk costume. I love this one... the colors and embroideries are just perfect! I'm so sorry I'm not Norwegian! :-D

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.

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

More bunads mixed with modern clothing. Very interesting.

Text and photo Laila Duran © The “Old Valdres Bunad” is one of the first embroidered bunads designed in 1914. The motif was copied from a bonnet dated the middle of the 19th century.

Kvinnebunad fra Solør og Odal -Our maternal great grandfather was born/baptised in Solør og Odal, Hedmark, Norway

Bunad traditional dress of Norway. (I could see my daughter in something like this. My kids paternal Grandfather is Norwegian.)