Text and photo Laila Duran ©
On the Sunday, after we finished doing the photo shoots for the Vest-Agder adult bunads (in the previous entry), director of the Mandal Husflid, Inger-Lise Brøto Torland, told me we had a date with some of the younger citizens of the town. The first couple to arrive were these four year old darlings with a toy mouse and a frog in a steady grip.
These bunads are copies of the adult bunads and made in different sizes from two to twelve years, and can be bought ready to wear.
In a red wool bodice and a black trimmed skirt she is dressed for any festive occasion that might appear.
She is only two years old and already she is modeling with poise and grace. The little dog might have helped a bit. She is wearing a completely new children´s bunad produced by Norsk Flid. The bunad has an Empire line with a high waist on the bodice-skirt and an apron, hanging pocket and a bonnet in hand printed cotton fabric.
The skirt has a pleat and a double hem so that when she grows the bunad can be adjusted and it will fit for a few more years. The bunad is called “Norsk Flid Childrens Bunad” and are introduced this spring in the Norsk Flid shops all over Norway.
This very charming young man is dressed to match the new girl´s bunad. A short wool waistcoat with a silk kershief and dark blue broadcloth trousers is both traditional in cut and very practical.
If you have toddlers like these and want to dress them up in Norwegian traditional style please contact the Norskflid Husfliden Mandal at:
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