The tradition of using Bridal Crowns is by no means only Norwegian. In most cultures, even today, it is customary that the bride is dressed up in spectacular fashion, and often time special headdress is included. But since we are looking at the Norwegian Traditional Bridal Crowns, this post will be sharing some more Bridal Crowns from various Bunad regions of the country:
All the images are clickable, if you would like to study any of the crowns more closely.
I do not know all the regions equally well, but (so far) I have not found good photos of traditional bridal headdress for the remaining regions of southern Norway. I have also not done any research further north than Sør-Trøndelag.
In this gallery I have also included some variations of Bridal Headdress used in the middle regions of the country, Bridal Hat, Lad, Rull and Reisle, next to several beautiful Perlekrune (beaded crowns). The fact remains that the tradition of wearing typical silver Bridal Crowns always was strongest in the western regions of Norway.
No one knows exactly how many crowns are still around, or how many of them are still being used, but if we use my home region of Nordfjord with 25 known crowns as measurement, my guess is that the total number is probably several hundred crowns.
I have plans for several more posts about Norwegian Bridal Crowns, Bunad traditions and other Norwegian traditions. I’ll be sharing these special posts on Sundays, so stay tuned for more Norwegian Sundays to come 😀 Coming up next Sunday is Bridal Crowns in Art.
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