Bunad silver Tysnes lady

Tysnes lady

Like in the rest of Sunnhordaland it has been big variations in the national costume with local variations of the Hardanger Bunad. Married women use a green waist-piece, while unmarried women use a red one. On cold days you can use a sleeved shirt underneath the waist-piece. Married women use a red sleeved shirt and unmarried use a green one. You can use a "Laske" coat on top of this again if you wish to. The skirt is made of black fabric while the chest-piece and belt is usually made of pearl-embroideries. The shirt and apron are made of white fabric. You can use a headdress with this Bunad.

The silver: On the shirt you use a neck button at the top and a quite big brooch at the chest. The cuffs are held together by silver cufflinks. If you have a pearl-belt you use a circular gilded fastener with leaves. If you have the embroidered belt you use flat gilded fasteners. On the belt you also use gilded silver plaques and circular Bores. A Bunad ring, shoe buckles, a timepiece, a knife and an umbrella completes the Bunad.

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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.



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.




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



Bore pins

Bunad silver Bore pins
A Bore resembles a big button that have an elevated center. They were early used as buckles for the waist-piece of the Bunad, and on the belt. Today they use them purely for decoration.The prices are for a pair.



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.



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. 



Face brooches

Bunad silver Face brooches
This group of brooches contains all brooches with facial- , animal- or figurine motives. These days the name applies to most of the brooches from the west part of Norway (vestlandssøljene).



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.



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. 



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.




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.




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.




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.



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.



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.