Monday, January 7, 2013

Nordmøre Bunad Post #4 - Apron

Nordmøre Bunad Apron
I love the Christmas-y feel to the apron.
It goes well with the pine and berries in the belt and jewelry detail.
Seems like there's a different color theme in the newer aprons these days.
I don't really know very much about the history of the color change or much about the history of the bunad either, but I hope to find out during our visit to Norway either this year or next.
Our trip will definitely include a visit to Husfliden in Kristiansund N. , my home town.


8 comments:

  1. Il est vrai que, souvent, ces différentes couleurs sont le choix d'une famille, d'un clan, d'une région, etc. C'est toujours sympathique de comprendre ces détails.
    L'Ecosse est la région de Grande Bretagne la plus connue pour cela, nous avons aussi ce genre de reconnaissance en Bretagne.
    Have a look here : http://www.tartans-et-cie.com/
    A bientôt

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    1. Very lovely site you send me too. Lots of beautiful embroidery too!

      The plaid apron is only specific to my region. The other regions have aprons but they are not plaid...some are white, some are embroidered, some are dark colors, some are bright colors some are damask. There are 26 regions in Norway and the bunad are very specific to their region.

      I have heard that their are different plaids for the different regions in Scotland - it's all so fascinating!

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  2. I love these posts. What a priceless gift from your mother and the NVO. The history and stories about the pieces are fascinating, so re: the purse post...you can never write too much. We don't have to read it all, but we can't read it if it isn't there. Keep it coming.

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    1. Thank you my sweet friend. I hope to learn more so that I can write more, but now all I have are my thoughts and feelings and not a lot of historical info. You are so kind to be interested.There are 7 posts total so you will probably have had enough by the end of it. :-)

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  3. How wonderful that your mom and the NVO worked together to give you these wonderful gifts that you will of course cherish and treasure. All of the pieces are so very lovely. Happy New Year! Tammy

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    1. Thank you Tammy, I do so appreciate their collaboration and yes, I will cherish and treasure these and I believe my daughter will one day too.

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  4. It is very cheerful and Christmassy, and it does remind me very much of a tartan - I was interested to read C.M.'s and your comments on the subject. The Irish have tartans too, by the way. (I've got Scots and Irish blood both so am very interested in the topic.) :)

    I wonder how a plaid came to be associated with your particular reason?

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    1. Well of course, we must not leave these tradition rich countries out of the loop. Thank you for including them. It's funny and I do not know why the plaid became part of this regions costume, and as far as I know it's the only region with a plaid. Was there an earlier influence from a Irish/Scot like yourself, that moved to town, perhaps?

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