Kelly and her family
Old Hardanger Bunad
Anns Hardanger bunad
Hardanger-bunad (Womans bunad from
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is Elin with her Hardanger- bunad. The picture is from 17. mai 1999. Elin's
family is from Torsnes, Jondal in Hardanger in Hordaland county.
you can see more of the "silver" on Elin's Hardanger bunad.
Elin's youngest daughter when she was confirmed in 1996. On this picture you can see the apron
with its beautiful "Hardanger-søm".
This is Astrid,
Elin's oldest daughter, also in
Picture taken in 2000 in Maridalen
Thank you Elin for all the pictures, and also all
is very proud in her old Hardangerbunad.
Thank you to Unni for the picture
inheritated this bunad after her grandmother. It was made during WWII, and
does not have the "buttons" on the bodice. Other details are
also different, because of the time it was made.
you to Åse for the picture!
More about the Hardanger
The name ‘Hardanger bunad’ is a collective term for all the bunads from the various hamlets and villages in the Hardanger region.
There are small variations between each version of the costume.
The one illustrated here is the woman’s bunad from Jondal.
Other Hardangerbunads, Kvam and Jondal bunads are very
much alike this from Sørfjorden. The Sørfjorden variant is the most known,
used as a "national"-costume in the late 1800s.
Married women wear a headscarf, while younger women and girls tie back their hair with a headband. Only married women may wear the ‘støle’ belt decorated with metal cupped
discs, the ‘fanglenjka’ belt with streamers, and Agnus Dei brooches. It was also generally observed that unmarried women should not adorn themselves as much as wives. The woman’s bunad in Hardanger has been in continuous use right up until