© Text and photo Laila Durán.
More than thirty different bunads from eighteen areas in Norway are shown in the booklet Populære Bunader. There is a map for every bunad and a short historical summary including the year the bunad was designed and put in to production. Here are some of the pages.
This beautiful embroidered bunad was designed by the painter and artist Alf Lundeby. He was born in 1870 and is famous for his naturalistic paintings. His work is exhibited at Nasjonalmuseet/Nasjonalgalleriet in Oslo.
The bunad is originally from Lillehammer and is called the Lundeby bunad, named after the painter Alf Lundeby who designed it and later presented it to a lady friend at the beginning of the 1930s. The bunad was not supposed to come into production, but it soon became popular throughout Oppland and Sør-Odal.
- The artist was inspired by the stylized embroidery on folk costumes from the 1700s and transferred the patterns to the bunad. It has a tight bodice and pleated skirt, which was common in folk costumes in the south of Norway in the 1800s. The same embroidered design is used over the whole dress, but the colours can vary leaving room for personal taste. With the bunad, which is made in blue, black or off-white cloth, there is a matching small cap and an embroidered pocket. It is used with a white shirt trimmed with lace and a jacket with no embroidery.
American readers can pre-order the book from Vesterheim Museum book shop: email@example.com Norwegian and Swedish reader can order it from: firstname.lastname@example.org
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© Text and photo Laila Duran.
The new web-site is now available. I will in time for the releases publish pages from the books and write some more on the topic of embroidered bunads. The release of Broderte Bunader is on May 2nd at Sunnmøre Museum, Ålesund.
For the first time the embroidered bunads of the 1900s is put into their historical context. The book explains why and how the first embroidered bunads were designed at the turn of the century, the emergence of a new look, and the new role of the bunads in the interwar period.
- As one of few in Norway doing research on bunads, cultural historian Anne Kristin Moe has studied the history of the embroidered bunads from the time of the embroidered folk costumes, until later in the 1900s, when the bunads where inspired by designs of wood carvings and rose painting. Never before have so many of the most famous Norwegian bunads been shown along with the originals that inspired their designs.
- The book shows hundreds of Laila Duráns wonderful photographs of both old and newly made bunads. Now you can see the bunads in a way never presented before – in the historic interiors where they once were used, and in the magnificent Norwegian scenery where they often were presented nearly one hundred years ago. The new images are now shown along with historic photographs never previously shown to the public.
© Duran Publishing in cooperation with NORSK FOLKEMUSEUM.
© Text and photo Laila Duran.
There is a feverish activity in our office right now, even though this is not visible on my blog. A completely new home page for Duran Publishing will be ready in the next four, five weeks. We will have all the information on all our books in English, Swedish and Norwegian and a new blog about the popular embroidered bunads of Norway will be premiered when the new book “Broderte Bunader” is released on May 1st. The book is made by Laila Durán in cooperation with The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History and curator Anne Kristin Moe, with an MA on the subject of embroidered bunads. She will blog about the book and answer any questions you may have on her favorite subject.
The booklet Populære Bunader, 66 pages, 15 X 21 cm, with one hundred photos of the most popular bunads of Norway and short historical summaries in Norwegian and English is released on April 1st. Retail price will be ca. 128.- NKR. (14€/20 USD) Preorder to: email@example.com
The new blog www.brodertebunader.no with bunad expert, curator Anne Kristin Moe from Norsk Folkemuseum, will start on May 1st. You may write to her in both english and norwegian.
Retail price for Broderte Bunader is 460.- NKR (50€/60 UDS ).
The book is 24 X 32 cm, 240 pages. For those of you who have bought the books in the Scandinavian Folklore series you will find that this book is exactly the same high quality and with hundreds of fabulous photos. Please note that the text is in norwegian only in this first edition. We hope to have the whole book translated in to english in time for the second edition.
Preorder from 15th of April to: firstname.lastname@example.org