For the first time, embroidered bunads of the 1900s are put into their historical context. As one of few in Norway doing research on bunads, cultural historian Anne Kristin Moe explains why and how the first embroidered bunads were designed at the turn of the century, and the emergence of a new look and way to use them during the interwar period.
Never before have so many of the most famous Norwegian bunads been shown along with the originals that inspired their designs. The book shows hundreds of Laila Duran’s wonderful photographs, presented in both the historic interiors where they once were used and in the magnificent Norwegian scenery. The new images are shown along with historic photographs never previously shown to the public. Text in Norwegian only. Hardcover.