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"Bunad" is a name that derives from Old Norwegian Language-norrønt and means something like "equpiment for household". "Bunad" is a common naming for many kinds of costumes for special occasions in Norway. For the first it is used about the traditional folks costumes (folkedrakter), and secondly about the modernised folks costumes that were "created" in the 20. century. "Bunads" in Norway are mostly used at national occation first and foremost at the Constitution Day, and weddings and in wholy times. It has embroderies in various patterns and colors.

GoNorway and the firm BunadNorway offers hand-crafted bunader from various conties such as Hedmark, Oppland, Telemark, Buskerud, Vest Agder, Rogaland, Hordaland, Møre & Romsdal and Nordland, with more styles steadily being made available.


The most common "bunads" have their names after the geographical area where they origin. The development of these costumes in Norway are the results of organized work to re-create folks costumes from former times. The making of a bunad is a very timidly intensive work, with embroderies and handsmithed jewellery.

The folkedrakt (for example beltestakk from Telemark) is an authentical national costume, and is the most like the origin one. The majority of folks costumes being marketed as "Bunads" have very little realistics in the real traditions. These are simply constructed in the twentieth century.

The "Bunad-movement" goes back into the history to the cultural woman Hulda Garborg.