Womans bunad from Romerike L46
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|This is my self in my
Romeriksbunad. Picture taken on Christmas Eve 1999. The first time I used
it! This model is called L46. Since I did not get one for my confirmation,
I started saving money, and one beautiful day my dream about a
Romeriksbunad came through! This green color is rare.
Myself in my green L46. There are only sold 8-10 of this model with the
same colour! The most common variant is the one with red bodice and a
is Helga in her darker green L46. She has an apron in printed linen, especially made for the L46 bunad.
Photo: Laila N. Christiansen 2001
is Hege in her very rare red L46-model. The most common L46 with red
bodice have a blue-green skirt, but Hege's skirt is red as the bodice.
The picture was taken on Hege's confirmation.
Thank you to Vera for lending me the picture!
the purse, you can see more details of the embroideries. It is only in
golden yellow, but made with different types of yarn.
Photo: Laila N. Christiansen
is the "Espeland" silver to my Romeriks-bunad. As you can see,
it is covered with gold.
You can also see it as a background image on all my pages.
Photo: Laila Normann
closer look at the embroideries on the front of the L46-model
you can see the back on the L46-model
More about the Romeriksbunad
In 1937 the work on another Romeriksbunad started. It was Romerike
Ungdomsforbund in collaboration with Borghild Tranum Røer and Karoline Grunde
that created this bunad.
It was an old horse-blanket found in Enebakk that gave the
idea to this bunad. It had beautiful embroideries.
The bodice is more like a waistcoat, a copy of an old jacket used by Margrete
Norum (born about 1781) from Sørum. The base for the bonnet is a bonnet from
Sørum (around 1770) The bunad was completed in 1946.
This bunad is made in the colors green (as mine), blue-green or red. It can also
be made with red bodice/blue-green skirt. The embroideries in golden yellow,
made with different types of yarn.