© Text and photo Laila Duran.
The poster for the exhibition “Folk Costume Close Up” with Sami costumes from Kautokeino.
A large photo exhibition is opening at Borås Museum on March 24th. “Folk Costume Close Up” has moved from Norsk Folkemuseum in Oslo to Borås in Sweden and will be on show all summer. The Borås Museum, situated in the beautiful surroundings of Ramnaparken, has fifteen buildings from the region. The older ones are from the 17th century.
One of the local girls is modeling the folk costume from the parish of Toarp, in the region of Borås. She is dressed for a formal occasion with a printed wool skirt, an exclusive apron and the little hat, trindmössa.
At the exhibition opening I will talk about the journeys I have made and about the people I have met. The many similarities in material and techniques used in the making of folk costumes and bunads are a great source of inspiration to me.
Håkan Liby, Swedens Curator of National Antiquity and Chief Curator at Upplandsmuseet, will hold a lecture on “Folkdräkter i nya skepnader”, the new shapes of folk costumes. A lecture about the new use and presentation of the Nordic folk costumes and bunads.
The book Scandinavian Folklore Vol I is being released by Cappelen Damm, Norway’s largest publisher, in a Norwegian version. The title is “Drakt og Prakt” and can be ordered from Norwegian bookshops starting at the end of March. This edition contains no English text.
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