Bunad silver West-Oppland lady

West-Oppland lady

The Vestoppland Bunad was developed from 1937 to 1939. The lovely flower motives originate from an old sleigh pillow from a farm In Brandbu. The flower motives are used today on the skirt, the headdress and the pocket. The waist piece has simpler embroideries. The Bunad comes in several different shades of blue. Recently it got garments for outside use too.

The silver:
This Bunad has oxidized silver. The shirt is decorated with one to two heart brooches with cut or casted pendants. It has a rococo and empire fashion stile. The silver is a direct copy of the old silver in the Toten and Hadeland area. The waist piece is held together with a tightening chain in silver with spears through simple eyelets. The cuffs has cufflinks and the shoes has buckles. The bag lock varies some, but shall be silver. A ring, earrings, a time piece and a knife belongs with this Bunad too.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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