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Norwegian Sunday: Bridal Crowns – Part VI, Film

The tradition of wearing Bridal Crowns and special headdress with the Bunad has luckily been filmed, this small film is from Hardanger 1954:

Hulda Garborg revived and invigorated the Bunad tradition, she passed her work on to Klara Semb. Klara ensured several of the headdress customs were documented on silent film in the mid 30ies:

Fana – including Bridal Attire

Voss – including Bridal Attire, Kvam – including Bridal Attire og Sunnmøre

Hallingdal – Voss – Hardanger

In the download folder below you will find various high quality Norwegian Bridal Wear collage sheets, free for your personal use and enjoyment🙂 


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 is the Jonsokbryllup: traditional Mid Summer Celebrations with a Children’s Mock Wedding.

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One thought on “Norwegian Sunday: Bridal Crowns – Part VI, Film

  1. mange takk!!!!! I was fascinated and delighted! After so many years of wondering how they got dressed and my, oh my,…..bless you for sharing with us . The baby christening was unbelievable! tusen takk far det!

    * (Luana)Kim Neel*

    *B.A.Ed., K-12 * *Music Specialist Cert.*

    *Orff, Kodaly Cert.*

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