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The new book about Broderte Bunader has a web-site!

We have made a web-site for the new book Broderte Bunader and here you can see pages in the book. Since this is an all norwegian book, this site is in norwegian only. Go to  http://brodertebunader.no/ and on top of the page you will find EKSEMPEL PÅ SIDER. If you by any chance are in Ålesund next week, Anne Kristin Moe author of the book, gives a lecture on the topic of the embroidered bunads at Sunnmøre Museum on May 4th at 1 am.

If you want to read about the book in english please visit www.duranpublishing.com

I hope those of you who won the little book POPULÆRE  BUNADER enjoyed it. It can be ordered from Vesterheim Museum bookstore now.

 

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A draw for the new book!

We just received the first, of two released titles, from the book binder and if you send your postal address in a mail to: laila@duranpublishing.com  we will make a draw for five books. Maybe you will be one of the first to see the book “POPULÆRE BUNADER”.

Text in norwegian and english.

If you want to buy the book it is now available to order from any norwegian and swedish book shop. Or, if you live in the US it can be ordered from Vesterheim Museum Book Store.

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Beautiful interiors and ladies made up in the style of the past.

 © Text and photo Laila Duran

When I first started to think about how to present the Norwegian embroidered bunads in the best way, my first thought was to make sure they were shot in the right settings. The bunads were often inspired by the embroidery on rural cloting but they were made, and at first mainly used, in the cities. This is why you will find some spectacular interiors in the new book “Broderte Bunader”. Work from famous artists and carpenters, such as Kinsarvik, are found in several museums and even some private homes. I have been very lucky to get access to these rooms, and sometimes even large apartments.

My second though was to give the models a look that would bring to mind the way the ladies were photographed at the beginning of the 20st century. Photography was new then. Many went with friends on week-end trips in their finest costume and everybody wanted to have their photo taken. The ladies with their hair all done up, and most of them in a shy pose, in front of the camera – I love that. For this reason you will find my models resembling in style the ladies from past times.

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