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    More men want national costumes

    Women traditionally have made up the biggest market for the unique Norwegian national costumes known as bunad. Men have been getting into the act in recent years, and some tailors are now reporting a big jump in sales.

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    Heh. I personally would love national uniform for all layers of society..

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    : yipee! Everyone should at the very least have traditional cotume! And wear it for more than just once a year!!!!!
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    I have a bunad, actually

    But the bunad is very varied, only in Trondheim we have about 10-15 different bunads.

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    Good for you GR. Also one can culturalise one's dress by adding certain kinds of jewellery and aspects to make it look always represenatative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sigrid
    Also one can culturalise one's dress by adding certain kinds of jewellery and aspects to make it look always represenatative.
    Definitly! And I suggest doing it in more ways than just heathen t's and jewlery as many seem to do, perhaps a good place to start though. (and I'm getting tired of this celtic jewlery revilval -some great stuff and I love that it's happening as an alternative to all the "exotic" stuff, but so many do it in this silly over done neo-pagan way :oldman ) I like to mix and match myself (not all of us are lucky enough to have tracable family costume :-), I wear swedish wooden clogs, pieces of 40's style clothing, german ren. hats, faire isle/folk sweaters, plaid, lots of wool and linen, grandmothers hand me downs -clothing and jewelery, occasional amber (with apropriate glass and gold on the want list;-), etc. I have a thrift store dress that looks kinda like a viking apron dress that I can throw cat and squirel pins in the broach spots. Funny about the pins, when I was begining as a practicing Heathen seriously I was looking thorough my stuff to find apropriate wear for Blotar to different deities (what can I say, I'm a dress up kind of girl;-) I found that I had all these odd old pins from grandmothers that I never wore. One by one they ended up all being perfect for different deities and I inherited more recently that work perfectly as well. I take it as a sign that my ancestors aprove of my religious choice:-)
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    Sifsvina - Yes, the Celts are beginning to become commercialised (pity for them, but that's baseball in this world.) I agree with you absolutely about being a dress up girl. I wear ankle length dresses in summer with strap top design in black, dark green and purple or wine red when I can find them. Adding whatever ornaments can be fished out of the well. You must be really impressive looking in all your wonderful pieces. Good for you.

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