Norwegian Embroidery

An often neglected part of the Norwegian Folk museum is its lovely exhibition on Norwegian folk dresses, found in the exhibitions hall if you ever get to go there to see everything for yourself.

Norwegians use their folkloric costumes a lot compared to most other European peoples. Virtually any holiday or special event will do. Usually the dress you wear shows where you are from, but a lot of people choose more or less freely according to taste, other family traditions, etc. The clothes shown here however are not those kind of traditional costumes, they are the real deal and represent how people were more or less typically dressed in certain areas of Norway mostly in the 1700-1850′s.

So this is a little tribute to some of their most characteristic and beautiful details- the embroideries.

Wish I could embroider like this… Enjoy! <3

Norwegian Embroidery from Voss, headscarf
Norwegian Embroidery from Voss, headscarf
Norwegian embroidery, woman's jacket
Norwegian embroidery, woman’s jacket

Norwegian Embroidery, detail of men's jacket from Gudbrandsdalen

Norwegian Embroidery, detail of men’s jacket from Gudbrandsdalen

Norwegian embroidery from Setesdal, cuff
Norwegian embroidery from Setesdal, cuff
Norwegian embroidery, handkerchief
Norwegian embroidery, handkerchief
Norwegian embroidery, stockings
Norwegian embroidery, stockings
Norwegian embroidery, back of dress
Norwegian embroidery, back of dress
Norwegian embroidery from Telemark, shirt, dress, thin belt  woven on a rigid heddle, and a tablet woven belt
Norwegian embroidery from Telemark, shirt, dress, thin belt woven on a rigid heddle, and a tablet woven belt
Norwegian embroidery, shirt collar
Norwegian embroidery, shirt collar
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