I promised to show how I look like in a traditional Norwegian dress “bunad” – the type we use for big events like weddings, confirmations and 17th of May – Norwegian Independence Day – hey that’s today.
The dresses are made to be worn from age 15 till death – so it ca be changed in the waist ( my aunt has had hers for nearly 50 years!). It’s hand-sewn, with lovely embroidery and silver decorations – and it can cost up to 40 000 NOK! I don’t have one my self but I have borrowed a plain one from my sister(it’s a Hulderdrakt) but here is some details from my sisters dresses – they have different ones – the white is a Jærdrakt and the blue one is a Oslobudnad.
by the way if I get a bunad I hope to get this one. These pictures was taken earlier this month when I visited my oldest sister in West Norway and we celebrated my nieces confirmation. Today you can find many people including my little A in national costume celebrating the day – I’m off to the Norwegian church here in Copenhagen – pictures from there coming up later on the Facebook page.