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''Bunad'' ( plural: bunader) is a umbrella term encompassing, in its broadest sense, a range of both traditional rural (mostly dating to the 19th and 18th centuries) as well as modern 20th-century s. In its narrow sense the word ''bunad'' refers only to clothes designed in the early 20th century that are loosely based on traditional costumes. The word ''bunad'' in itself is a 20th-century invention.The bunad movement has its root in 19th-century , which included an interest for traditional folk... read more


Woman in traditional Norwegian Bunad, "Copyright 1892 by the Singer Manufacturing Co." Image originally in JPEG format from NYPL Picture Collection, altered to remove some water stains. read more

List of national costumes of Norway

Rural people in folk costume outside Heddal stave church in TelemarkThis is a list of national costumes, mainly bunads, that are wore by the Norwegian people and the Sami people of Norway.== Rural clothes vs. folk costumes ==Bunad is a Norwegian umbrella term encompassing, a range of both traditional rural clothes that mostly dating to the 19th and 18th centuries as well as modern 20th-century folk costumes. In its narrow sense the word bunad refers only to clothes designed in the early 20th century... read more

Klara Semb

Klara Semb (17 October 1884 – 16 October 1970) was a Norwegian folklorist, choreographer and folk dance educator. She was born in Kistiania; the daughter of Ole H. Semb and Amalie Jansen. She studied and documented old folk song traditions, and was leading folk dance courses of the organization Noregs Ungdomslag. She documented regional variations of traditional costumes, the bunad, and was a pioneer in bringing the bunad into a wider public. Among her books are the songbook ''Norske Folkeviser''... read more

Dáire mac Dedad

Dáire mac Dedad (Dáire, son of Deda mac Sin) is the eponymous ancestor of the Dáirine of Munster and father of the legendary Cú Roí mac Dáire. These further associate him with the prehistoric Darini of Ulster.see Pokorny He is probably identical with Dáire Doimthech (Sírchrechtach), an ancestor of the Corcu Loígde. As such he is a common ancestor of several prominent dynasties of the so-called Érainn, including the Dál Fiatach of Ulster.Rawlinson B 502 ¶937: ... Dál Fiatach insin de... read more


Østerdalen is a valley and traditional district in traditional districtHedmark County, in traditional districtHedmarkEastern Norway . It consists of the municipalities traditional districtHedmarkEastern NorwayRendalen , traditional districtHedmarkEastern NorwayRendalenAlvdal , traditional districtHedmarkEastern NorwayRendalenAlvdalFolldal , traditional districtHedmarkEastern NorwayRendalenAlvdalFolldalTynset , Tolga and Os in the north, OsElverum , OsElverumStor-Elvdal , OsElverumStor-ElvdalEngerdal... read more

Ola Nordmann

Caricatures of Ola Nordmann are quite common. This is a drawing from 1905 by caricaturist Olaf Krohn illustrating how Ola Nordmann had to carry the burden of two referendums (The Norwegian union dissolution referendum, 1905 and Norwegian monarchy plebiscite, 1905, both of which resulted in some of the most lopsided returns of a legitimate election) in one year, while an amused Europe is observing from a distance.Ola Nordmann is a national personification of Norwegians, either for individuals or collectively.... read more

Norwegian South African

Norwegian South Africans are South African citizens of Norwegian ancestry. While most Norwegian emigrants moved to America, some people also moved to South Africa, Madagascar, Angola, and Mozambique. The number of Norwegians in the whole of Africa in 1920 was 998. The number rose to 1,107 by 1930; 651 Norwegians lived in South Africa and 147 in Madagascar. Official migration numbers from 1961 to 2005 are available.==History==In the 1890s added about 90 families, most from Sunnmøre, by boat the... read more

Norwegian romantic nationalism

Norwegian romantic nationalism (''Nasjonalromantikken'') was a movement in Norway between 1840 and 1867 in art, literature, and popular culture that emphasized the popular cultureaesthetics of Norwegian nature and the uniqueness of the Norwegian national identity. A subject of much study and debate in popular cultureaestheticsNorway , it was characterized by nostalgia.==Background==The context and impact of Norwegian romantic nationalism derived from recent history and the political situation.... read more

Dál Fiatach

Dál Fiatach refers to a dynastic-grouping and the name of their territory, which was located in the medieval over-kingdom of Ulaid, located in modern eastern Ulster, Ireland. They were the predominant ruling dynasty for most of Ulaid's history.==Description==The Dál Fiatach are claimed as being descended from Fiatach Finn mac Dáire, a legendary King of Ulaid and High King of Ireland, and are thought to be related to both the Voluntii and Darini of Ptolemy's ''Geographia''. They are also perhaps... read more

Battle of Kringen

The Battle of Kringen () involved an ambush by Norwegian peasant militia of Scottish mercenary soldiers who were on their way to enlist in the Swedish army for the Kalmar War.The battle has since become a part of folklore in Norway, giving names to local places in the Ottadalen valley. A longstanding misconception was that George Sinclair, a nephew of the George Sinclair, 5th Earl of Caithness was the commander of the forces; in fact, he was subordinate to Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Ramsay.==Background==The... read more


Kinsarvik is the administrative centre of the municipality of Ullensvang in Hordaland county, Norway. The village is located at the end of a small bay at the confluence of the Sørfjorden and Eidfjorden where they join to form the main branch of the Hardangerfjorden. The village lies along the Norwegian National Road 13 and it has a ferry port with regular routes that connect it to Utne and Kvanndal across the fjord. The village has a population (2013) of 519, giving the village a population... read more

Culture of Norway

The culture of Norway is closely linked to the country's history and geography. The unique Norwegian farm culture, sustained to this day, has resulted not only from scarce resources and a harsh climate but also from ancient property laws. In the 14th century, it brought about a strong romantic nationalistic movement, which is still visible in the Norwegian language and media. In the 19th century, Norwegian culture blossomed as efforts continued to achieve an independent identity in the areas of literature,... read more


Jämtland () ( Latin : ''Iemptia'') or Jamtland () is a historical province (''landskap'') in the center of provinceSweden in provinceSwedennorthern Europe . It borders to provinceSwedennorthern EuropeHärjedalen and provinceSwedennorthern EuropeHärjedalenMedelpad in the south, provinceSwedennorthern EuropeHärjedalenMedelpadÅngermanland in the east, Lapland in the north and LaplandTrøndelag and LaplandTrøndelagNorway in the west. Jämtland covers an area of 34,009 square kilometres,... read more


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