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. Norwegian Traditional costume

Hardanger bunad with a green silk and a black woolen skirt. The white apron has inlaid embroidery, which is known as Hardanger embroidery.

Green Bunad from Nordland, Norway

The Nordlandsdrakt is though to be the most beautiful bunad of Norway, which is disagree on, but is is very pretty, nevertheless. Green Nordlandsbunad means inner country and blue Nordlandsbunaf means that the person lives by the sea.

The wife of pedlar from Toarp (Sweden) showing her stockings. When a couple married, it was customary for the bride to stand on a rock and lift her skirt, displaying her stockings to show if she was good with the needle and thread (and would be a good wife to her husband).

Very often we find that the “treasures” of folk costume handicraft are hidden at first sight. Ingrid is wearing a beautifully trimmed skirt and apron, finely knitted stockings with elaborate embroidery, and shoes to die for.

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Gorgeous examples of intricate wedding bunad. On the left, from Luster in Sogn. Via Diane A.B. on Flickr.

Bridal costumes (bunad) from Sogn & Fjordane (from Luster Municipality to the left)

FolkCostume: Costume and embroidery of Lithuania Minor, Mažoji Lietuva, or Klaipeda region, Lithuania

FolkCostume&Embroidery: Costume and embroidery of Lithuania Minor, Mažoji Lietuva, or Klaipeda region, Lithuania

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