Bunad silver Romerike lady

Romerike lady

When it comes to the silver of the Romerike Bunad, one won't need much. The silver is mainly copied, or based on, the silver from the 1700s. It is cast silver; this was the most common technique at the time. The filigree pattern didn't come into style in Norway until later on. (This is a fact many are unaware of!)

The heart brooch is celebrated in this Bunad, preferably a large one at the neck and a smaller one on the chest, both rich with symbols. It's common to use 3 pairs of fasteners on the waist piece, a purse clasp and cufflinks. Some desire a plaque belt as well, which may be available in a variety of colors, depending on the color of the Bunad. A ring and ear trinkets may also be added. The ear trinkets are not traditional as the wearing of them wasn't. But they look good anyway.

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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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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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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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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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Shawl attachments

Bunad silver Shawl attachments
Ask yourself; why not just tie the shawl? The answer is; if you did that, a lot of the brooches would be covered up. Since the brooches was so important for showing of your status and riches, it would be stupid to cover it up! 

 

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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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Purse clasps

Bunad silver Purse clasps
The purse clasp was traditionally sand cast brass, and sometimes gilded or silvered. They also exist in pure silver and some other variations. 

 

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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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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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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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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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