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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Agnus Dei, Dalar

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

Cufflinks

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

 

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Bore pins

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 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 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

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

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 and buckles

Fastners, clasps and 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

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

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

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

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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Gift card

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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