Bunad silver Valdres lady

Valdres lady

Both the "old" Valdres Bunad from 1914, and the "new" one from 1948 has embroideries on the skirt and waist piece. They both look pretty much alike, but the "new" one has a simpler skirt lining.

At the top of the shirt there is a small neck brooch, and underneath there's a bigger rose brooch with hoop leaves. Hoop leafs are big dish leafs with a tread lining, where the center has been removed. These leafs was the trademark for Hallingdal and Valdres, mainly Valdres, where the brooches were silvered, while the Halling brooches had gilded leafs. Of old the tread lining was smoldered on to the leaves, but in the last hundred years the goldsmiths has imprinted the tread pattern with hand tools.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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