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BUNAD - Traditional Norwegian folk costume, this from OSLO!

Mansdräkt från Alfta, kvinnodräkt från Västerbotten,

Mansdräkt från Alfta, kvinnodräkt från Västerbotten,

Wonderful needle work in these folk dress pieces from Dalarna, Sweden. Photo by Laila Duran.

Needle work that takes your breath away. Also note the fashionable bright blue apron, this also became popular as anilin dyes became available. Photo and text by Laila.

Bilde av Rød Trønderbunad

Bilde av Rød Trønderbunad

Løkendrakt from Aurskog-Høland, Akershus- Norway

Løkendrakt from Aurskog-Høland, Akershus- Norway-traditional bunads from the region some of my ancestors are from.

My Norwegian ancestors came from Krødsherad, Buskerud. This is the "Krylling-Bunad" which comes from that region, and I really want one. This one was made by Bunadstua, in Norway. I currently wear a belted Hallingdal bunad, which I love, but I would also really like to have one that is accurate to my heritage.

My Norwegian ancestors came from Krødsherad, Buskerud. The "Krylling-Bunad" comes from that region. This one was made by Bunadstua, in Norway.

Bunad    My sister and I in traditional Norwegian folk costumes from Voss (M) and Bergen (W)

Bunad My sister and I in traditional Norwegian folk costumes from Voss (M) and Bergen (W) bergen og voss min søster.

capes on swedish folk dress - Google Search

Bridal costume (bunad) for rent at Almankås in Bø in Telemark County - www.

Lillehammer- bunaden- Norway

Blue "Lillehammer bunad" from Lillehammer, Oppland, Norway (It is also made in green, red and black, but I haven't found a picture)

Scandinavian Folk Costume *If not from a specific 'region', then it's called a "fest drakt" instead of bunad. Bunad is a very precise, time consuming (or expensive) endeavor, in intricate embroidery & hand stitch. It's from a small area where you and your mother (or father) lives/ed -- YOUR TRIBE ... Fest Drakt is simpler. the old ways of a frock.

Scandinavian Folk Costume *If not from a specific 'region', then it's called a…