© 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
Happy New Year to You all!!! I have been quite busy this holiday and the first of the three new books this year, Populære Bunader (Popular Bunads) is ready for the printers. This time it is a small book, 21 x 15 cm and 66 pages, but it has 100 photos of the most popular Norwigan festive bunads. I wanted to make a book that you can put in an envelope and perhaps send to a friend, the price will also be less than 100 kroner. Hope you will like it. This is the cover. The ladies are wearing three different Romerikebunads and the shoot was in the famous Vigeland Park in Oslo last summer. The text is in norwegian, and english of course.
I have spent one year working in co-operation with several museum. Norsk Folkemuseum in Oslo, Setesdalsmuseet, Hardangermuseet, Sunnmøremuseet, Heimen Husflid and many more. More than 30 different bunads are pictured. Lots of wonderful wool embroidery from late 1800 until today.
The book will be ready for distribution end of March. If you like to preorder please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can contact the norwegian distributor: Sentraldistribusjon AS in Oslo.
Soon this blog is going to have a new design and set with a page for each new book. Until then please bare with me.