Let's tell you about the Norwegian bunad: The traditional folk costumes that you find all over the country, and that has become more and more popular over the years.
Any tourist visiting Norway during summer have probably seen one or more
of the traditional Norwegian "bunad", which is the name of the
traditional, national costumes, and asked questions about them.
Norwegians use it for various celebrations, like weddings, folk dances, and of course on the May 17., the Norwegian Constitution Day celebrations.
It's also much used on religious occasions like baptism celebrations, confirmations and Christmas.
In recent years, it has become more and more popular, even among young people, especially girls.
A typical bunad is hand made in a very traditional way, even though some companys now are having them made in China now. (Probably 2 of 3 costumes are made in China these days).
It's at least 200 different types of Norwegian bunads, many claims as many as 400.
All counties have several different bunads, and most municipalities as well. These are very traditional in colors and design, and it's not allowed to make any changes.
It's impossible to show you all, but we show you some of them, and give you links to other websites showing photos of many more.
This photo shows a traditional Sami costume, which also has lots of different types.
Here is a website showing different
Here you can see som bunads from Møre and Romsdal
Beautiful bunads from Oppland county
These are bunads from the Bergen region
The Nordlandsbunad is very popular, and the people of Norway has several times awarded it as "The most beautiful" of all Norwegian bunanads.
You can also see a catalogue showing silver equipment for Norwegian bunads: Catalogue showing bunadssilver
If you want more information you can visit the website of Norsk Husflid in Kristiansand, and
download a catalogue showing the beautiful bunads in Vest Agder
Go to Norsk Husflid Kristiansand
Lets take a look at a video from the Norwegian Husfliden: