Norwegian Sunday: Bridal Crowns – Part III, Gallery

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:

Wings of Whimsy: Norwegian Bridal Crowns Gallery

All the images are clickable, if you would like to study any of the crowns more closely.

BERGEN

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Bergen – Anno 1854

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Bergen – Anno 1790

NORD HORDALAND

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Nord Hordaland

SOGN

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Årdal

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Sogn – Anno 1910

SUNNFJORD

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Sunnfjord

NORDFJORD

Wings of Whimsy: Traditional Norwegian Bridal Crown from Nordfjord - Oskruna

Nordfjord – Anno 1834

Wings of Whimsy: Traditional Norwegian Bridal Crown from Nordfjord - Norsk Folkemuseum

Nordfjord

SUNNMØRE

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Volda – Anno 1650

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Ålesund – Anno 1850

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Sunnmøre

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Ørskog – Anno 1780

ROMSDAL

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Vestnes – Anno 1848

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Molde

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Keive – Anno 1865

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Romsdal – Anno 1899

NORDMØRE

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Nordmøre – Anno 1879

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Sunndal

SØR-TRØNDELAG

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Støren – Anno 1883

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Soknedal – Anno 1879

GUDBRANDSDAL

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Lesja – Anno 1845

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Fåvang (brass)

OSLO

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Oslo – Anno 1600

HALLINGDAL

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Krødsherad

Wings of Whimsy: Norwegian Bridal Crowns Gallery - Hallingdal

Hallingdal

TELEMARK

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Telemark – Bridal Hat

Wings of Whimsy: Norwegian Bridal Crowns Gallery - Telemark Lad

Telemark Lad

Wings of Whimsy: Norwegian Bridal Crowns Gallery - Telemark Lad

Telemark Lad

Wings of Whimsy: Norwegian Bridal Crowns Gallery - Telemark Lad

Telemark Lad

VALDRES

Wings of Whimsy: Norwegian Bridal Crowns Gallery - Valdres Rull

Valdres Rull

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Valdres – Perlekrune (beaded crown)

VEST AGDER

Wings of Whimsy: Norwegian Bridal Crowns Gallery - Mandal

Mandal – Reisle (beads, fabric & feathers)

Wings of Whimsy: Norwegian Bridal Crowns Gallery - Reisle Vest-Agder

Vest Agder – Reisle (beads, fabric and feathers)

ROGALAND

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Rogaland – Perlekrune (beaded crown)

HARDANGER

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Hardanger – Perlekrune (beaded crown)

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Hardanger – Perlekrune (beaded crown)

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Ullensvang – Perlekrune (beaded crown)

Wings of Whimsy: Norwegian Bridal Crowns Gallery - Hardanger

Utne – 1850

Wings of Whimsy: Norwegian Bridal Crowns Gallery - Hardanger

Hardanger

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Hardanger

VOSS

Wings of Whimsy: Norwegian Bridal Crowns Gallery - Voss Lad 1800

Voss Lad – Anno 1800

Wings of Whimsy: Norwegian Bridal Crowns Gallery - Voss Lad 1800

Voss Lad – Anno 1800

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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4 thoughts on “Norwegian Sunday: Bridal Crowns – Part III, Gallery

  1. Love all the Details and creativity of the Crowns.So VERY interesting ! Thank you again for sharing Your traditions 🙂

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