Ensemble, 1900–1915, Norwegian, wool, cotton, metal. This ensemble, known as a bunad represents the national dress of Norway. It is likely of the Rogaland variety, named for its district of origin. The form is based on traditions established in the 19th century. Bunads can be quite expensive due to the high quality of materials and craftsmanship in their construction. This example is evidence of this, especially in the handmade buttons and fine shirring of the skirt.

Norwegian ensemble, 1900 - "This ensemble, known as a bunad represents the national dress of Norway. It is likely of the Rogaland variety, named for its district of origin.

Swedish folk costume bag, 1916

embroidered waist pocket, belonging to the traditional folk costume, “folkdräkt” or “daladräkt” in Dalarna.

Kjolsäcken, Loose Pockets of Leksand, Dalarna, Sweden

Kjolsäcken, Loose Pockets of Leksand, Dalarna, Sweden

Two beautiful waist pockets from Dalarna, Sweden.

Two beautiful waist pockets from Dalarna, Sweden. Finally a name for this lovely item-- Waist Pocket.

FolkCostumeEmbroidery: Kjolsäcken, Loose Pockets of Leksand, Dalarna, Sweden

The loose pocket is an important item of folk dress over much of Europe, and is especially decorative in Scandinavia. I found a number of.

Kjolväska, 1826, Västerfärnebo, Västmanland.

Kjolväska, 1826, Västerfärnebo, Västmanland.

'Hårnäver' a headdress from Norra Ny in Värmland. She is wearing hårnäver,  a kind of diadem that is used as a hair band to keep the hair high up on the forehead.  A hårnäver is made from two pieces of birch-bark that are sewn together  with long stitches on the back. keep your bangs back

folkthings: “ “Hårnäver” a headdress from Norra Ny in Värmland! (Sweden) Her hair is tied up in a red ribbon and she is wearing a hårnäver. This is a kind of diadem that is used as a hair band to keep.

Leksand 5

Flätsöm från Leksand

Herringbone stitch (flätsöm) on detail of a Leksand folk costume

Leksand 4

Flätsöm från Leksand

Leksand 4

Leksand 3

Flätsöm från Leksand

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