Bunad silver Voss Wives Bunad

Voss Wives Bunad

The Bunad tradition in Voss has always been strong, and the variations in shirt, apron, belt and chest cloth often had a personal twist. Today the variations are smaller, but there is still a difference between married and unmarried. Married women use a headdress and a shirt with black seam and the skirt has a green edge. The Bunad has a white apron. Married women are the only ones that use a plaque belt and a chain with Dalar.

The silver: The shirt is held together with either a double neck button or a small brooch at the neck, and a bigger brooch further down. The cuffs have cufflinks and there is a chain around the neck to attach Dalar in. A plaque belt and belt buckle belongs with this Bunad. Most of the silver is gilded with the exception of the neck button, chain and cufflinks. Shoe buckles, a knife, a timepiece, earrings and a ring completes the picture.

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Storage

Bunad silver Storage
Proper storage of the Bunad and silver can save you a lot of work. Bunad bag and jewelry box takes good care of your Bunad and silver.

 

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Gift card

Bunad silver Gift card
It's not always easy to know what the receiver prefers. Just select the one you want, and proceed to checkout. A gift card will be e-mailed to you. When the gift card is to be used, contact us, and we will help you.

 

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Agnus Dei, Dalar

Bunad silver Agnus Dei, Dalar
 Agnus Dei usually consists of 3 pendants underneath a circular brooch which again is attached to a long chain.

 

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Cufflinks

Bunad silver Cufflinks
The cufflinks are sold as pairs. (This covers both the sleeves).

 

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Bore pins

Bunad silver Bore pins
A Bore resembles a big button that have an elevated center. They were early used as buckles for the waist-piece of the Bunad, and on the belt. Today they use them purely for decoration.The prices are for a pair.

 

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Bunad rings

Bunad silver Bunad rings
Rings for the Bunad exist in many varieties. The band is open at the back of the finger so it will fit every finger it's put on.

 

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Bunad shoes

Bunad silver Bunad shoes
Bunad shoes are usually outside of our specialty, but as a service to our customers in the U.S., we now cooperate with "Loitegaard shoes".

 

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Face brooches

Bunad silver Face brooches
This group of brooches contains all brooches with facial- , animal- or figurine motives. These days the name applies to most of the brooches from the west part of Norway (vestlandssøljene).

 

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Neck buttons / Neck pins

Bunad silver Neck buttons / Neck pins
If there are buttonholes in the collar of the shirt, you can use neck buttons. If your collar lacks holes you should use a neck pin.

 

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Fastners, clasps, buckles

Bunad silver Fastners, clasps, buckles
Fasteners, claps and buckles have a wide variety of uses. You have everything from delicate fasteners for your cape to more robust belt buckles. 

 

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Shawl attachments

Bunad silver Shawl attachments
Ask yourself; why not just tie the shawl? The answer is; if you did that, a lot of the brooches would be covered up. Since the brooches was so important for showing of your status and riches, it would be stupid to cover it up! 

 

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Plaque belt

Bunad silver Plaque belt
In the old days some Bunads used the plaque belt as a sign that the wearer was married. These belts consist of a leather or fabric belt with plaques and a belt buckle. If you prefer it we can assemble the belt for you.

 

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Accessories

Bunad silver Accessories
Here you will find everything that can be used for your Bunad. There are time pieces, belts, knives, Bunad bags, brooch bags etc. 

 

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Earrings

Bunad silver Earrings
Some say that earrings do not belong on a Bunad. Strictly speaking this is correct. Back then, earrings were totally useless since the ears were covered. Today many skip the headgear and use earrings insted.

 

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