Bunad silver East-Agder lady

East-Agder lady

The silver used for this Bunad is similar to the silver of the Telemark Bunad. This comes as no surprise, seen as they live "right next door". But in contrast to Telemark, the silver here should be fair and look brand new, whether it is silver or gilded.

The silver: A Bol-brooch or serpent-brooch as the main brooch, a dish-brooch and/or heart-brooch and/or a neck pin and/or ripple-ring and/or a neck-button (up to 5 different types of brooches on the waist piece) ,cufflinks, eyelets (One may have more of these, between 3 to 6 pairs) eyelet chain and buckles. In addition, for the cape, there's 2 pair of buckles and 12 buttons.

Regarding the color of the silver; you are free to choose. Some find it best to keep it all in one color; others mix colors to "lively it up" a little.

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Package suggestions

Bunad silver Package suggestions
Here we've put together some suggestions for Bunad silver start packages. The smallest ones contain the essentials for getting your Bunad on. 

 

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Storage

Bunad silver Storage
Proper storage of the Bunad and silver can save you a lot of work. Bunad bag and jewelry box takes good care of your Bunad and silver.

 

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Gift card

Bunad silver Gift card
It's not always easy to know what the receiver prefers. Just select the one you want, and proceed to checkout. A gift card will be e-mailed to you. When the gift card is to be used, contact us, and we will help you.

 

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Other brooches

Bunad silver Other brooches
Here you will find other, more unknown brooches. Despite this they still have their historic place on the Bunad.

 

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Cufflinks

Bunad silver Cufflinks
The cufflinks are sold as pairs. (This covers both the sleeves).

 

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Children's brooches

Bunad silver Children's brooches
There are many variants of children's Bunads and as a consequence there are a lot of different brooches. Some brooches are specific for a certain type of children's Bunad, while others are more general.

 

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Bol brooch

Bunad silver Bol brooch
In Telemark it was a tradition that girls used the serpent brooch. When she got married she was given a Bol brooch. The Serpent brooch was then moved down from its top position on the chest, and the Bol brooch would take its place.

 

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Bunad rings

Bunad silver Bunad rings
Rings for the Bunad exist in many varieties. The band is open at the back of the finger so it will fit every finger it's put on.

 

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Bunad shoes

Bunad silver Bunad shoes
Bunad shoes are usually outside of our specialty, but as a service to our customers in the U.S., we now cooperate with "Loitegaard shoes". The buckles provided with the shoes is not in silver, but can usually be replaced. 

 

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Neck buttons / Neck pins

Bunad silver Neck buttons / Neck pins
If there are buttonholes in the collar of the shirt, you can use neck buttons. If your collar lacks holes you should use a neck pin.

 

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Fastners, clasps, buckles

Bunad silver Fastners, clasps, buckles
Fasteners, claps and buckles have a wide variety of uses. You have everything from delicate fasteners for your cape to more robust belt buckles. 

 

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Heart brooch

Bunad silver Heart brooch
Other names for a Heart brooch are "Maria brooch" or "Crown brooch". These brooches symbolize Virgin Mary's  pure love, which was crowned with luck. Because of this, the heart brooch is used as a love symbol on the Bunad.

 

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Hair accessories

Bunad silver Hair accessories
Hair accessories might not be the first thing you think of when you choose your Bunad silver, but why not use a brooch for your hair too? It is common to arrange your hair for great occasions.

 

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Buttons

Bunad silver Buttons
You will find buttons in a wide variety. Everything from the "hobo" button (fanteknappen) to the more complex Holland buttons.  

 

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Ripple rings

Bunad silver Ripple rings
These rings are often called neck rings because they are used to hold the neck collar together. The silversmiths on the other hand refer to this brooch as a ripple ring. The ripple ring can replace the Neck pin. 

 

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Eyelet chain

Bunad silver Eyelet chain
A lot of types of Bunad use eyelet chains. It is threaded through the eyelets approximately the same way you would thread a shoelace, and then tightened.

 

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Eyelets

Bunad silver Eyelets
An eyelet in this setting is an ornamental piece that looks great and functions as something to thread the eyelet chain through.  All the prices are for a pair. 

 

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Dish brooches

Bunad silver Dish brooches
Small dishes hanging from the brooch was a common symbol for a girls virginity. Dish brooches were often used as engagement gifts. The more dishes the brooch had, the more the boy appreciated his virgin.

 

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Serpent brooches

Bunad silver Serpent brooches
In Telemark it was a tradition that girls used the Serpent brooch. When she got married she was given a Bol brooch. The Serpent brooch was then moved down from its top position on the chest, and the Bol brooch would take its place.

 

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Silver belt / Plaque belt

Bunad silver Silver belt / Plaque belt
In the old days some Bunads used the plaque belt as a sign that the wearer was married. These belts consist of a leather or fabric belt with plaques and a belt buckle. If you prefer it we can assemble the belt for you.

 

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Accessories

Bunad silver Accessories
Here you will find everything that can (but not necessarily) be used for your Bunad. There is 17. of May ribbons, belts, Chain for the Beltestakk, Bridal crowns, Arm ring, Suspender buckles etc.

 

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Earrings

Bunad silver Earrings
Some say that earrings do not belong on a Bunad. Strictly speaking this is correct. Back then, earrings were totally useless since the ears were covered. Today many skip the headgear and use earrings insted.

 

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Knives

Bunad silver Knives
In the old days, the Bunad knife was a food tool. Today it is only to Bunad and party costume that we are allowed to carry the knife in public place. In earlier times, the knife was an important heirloom that passed into inheritance through many generations.

 

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Lady of the house key

Bunad silver Lady of the house key
Husfruen was responsible for both food, clothing and household goods. That's why she had a key in her belt. Obtaining the wife of the house key from either mother or mother-in-law was an honor, and it meant that she now had power.

 

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Watch chain and timepieces

Bunad silver Watch chain and timepieces
A gorgeous pocket watch with chain are nice Accessories to the Bunad. You can choose between mechanical clockwork, or a battery driven clockwork. 

 

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