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In the book KRONBRUDEN we will present some of the most spectacular traditional brides of Scandinavia. On the cover is a bride from Rättvik in Dalecarlia, Sweden. The book will be released in early 2014.
Not all brides are wearing an actual crown, there is also something called “lad” and “rull”. This bride from Telemark has a small head dress, “malerull”, with a net made of silver chains over her hair.
The bride is wearing a “lad”. These photos are made in cooperation with Norsk Folkemuseum in Oslo. Bunad expert and curator, Kari-Anne Pedersen supervised the photo shoot and with the hospitality of the museum we are also able to show some of the lovely interiors of the museum “Stavkirke” in the book.
Detail of the Telemark lad. Master silversmith Hilde Nødtvedt has made the bridal silver for this bunad in cooperation with Kari-Anne Pedersen and it is quite possible to rent this for your wedding. The “malerull” in the second photo is also in her collection of wedding silver. For more information see www.hildesolv.no.
By silver smith Aslak Aanon Aabø, from Kviteseid in Telemark, this different type of lad is made. The lad is worn flat over the head and the silver leaves are hanging, framing the brides face in the most spectacular manner. For more information visit: http://www.kviteseidbyen.no/default.asp?uid=108&CID=23
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