“People also stress the connection to the region of their bunad, easily visible in the style of the costume,” Ragni continued. “The popularity now has reached such heights that many wear a bunad to fit in, at least among women.
How much does a Norwegian bunad cost?
Modern Bunad Traditions
Many Norwegians receive their first bunad—often a family heirloom—as teenagers. A quality new bunad can cost between $2,000 and $10,000, which is one reason the outfit is designed to be altered easily for lifetime use.
What is bunad in English?
Bunad (Norwegian: [ˈbʉ̂ːnɑd], plural: bunader/bunadar) is a Norwegian umbrella term encompassing, in its broadest sense, a range of both traditional rural clothes (mostly dating to the 18th and 19th centuries) as well as modern 20th-century folk costumes.
Why do Norwegians wear Bunads?
The Norwegian bunad is said to have originated in the 1700s. The dresses (as well as the equivalent male suit) signified the region of Norway from which the wearer originated. It regained popularity as part of the Norwegian freedom movement for leaving the Union with Sweden in the early 1900s.