Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Nordmøre Bunad Post #6 - Dress

Nordmøre Bunad Dress
Red is difficult to photograph, but in this photo, 
I am hoping you can see the rich brocade of the red fabric:
How about this exquisite ribbon?
Could it be spun silver mixed with spun pewter?
So very Norsk!!!
 
And could this gathered detail, at the hips, be slimming perhaps?
Gotta' love a slimming detail, that's for sure:
Speaking of slimming,
I am getting my exercise lifting this heavy dress. :-)
 And another lovely detail:
the black wool is layered on top of red wool.



6 comments:

  1. En effet le brocart est de toute beauté. C'est très riche comme étoffe, le galon de même. Magnifique ensemble !

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    1. Agreed! You are a talented seamstress that could sew one of these for your region. :-) The Creative Domi Region...I picture it with embroidered roosters (and maybe a few eggs), some lovely flowers from you countryside on a dress in a beautiful coastal blue.

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  2. Simply stunning! Such a beautiful piece of your history and homeland.

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    1. Thank you. I'm hoping it can be handed down for several generations and those generations with feel the love and warmth of the country of their ancestors. :-)

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  3. Wow, that is lovely ribbon. And brocade. And wool! I like the cartridge pleating too - such a nice effect. Also the way the red peeks out from under the black.

    P.S. Re photographing red - do you use a photo editing program? If so look for a "saturation" tool - turning the saturation down a bit can make the detail more visible on those bright colours. :)

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    1. I couldn't agree more, Sue! We like the same stuff. :-)

      Thank you for the photography tip. I am going to try it. I photograph A LOT of red so if this works it will be so very exciting.

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