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Kelly and her family
Old Hardanger Bunad
Anns Hardanger bunad




Hardanger-bunad (Womans bunad from Sørfjorden)

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This 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.


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Here you can see more of the "silver" on Elin's Hardanger bunad.



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Hilde, Elin's youngest daughter when she was confirmed in 1996. On this picture you can see the apron with its beautiful "Hardanger-søm".


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This is Astrid, Elin's oldest daughter, also in a Hardanger-bunad. 

Picture taken in 2000 in Maridalen

Thank you Elin for all the pictures, and also all your help!


hardan.JPG (71972 bytes)Veronica is very proud in her old Hardangerbunad.


Thank you to Unni for the picture

camilla.JPG (91958 bytes)Camilla 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. 


Thank you to Åse for the picture!


More about the Hardanger Bunad:

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 today.

(From http://www.Husfliden.no)