Queen Sonja has opened a bunad exhibition

bunadOslo.Queen Sonja has opened the exhibition "Tradition and inspiration" at Slottsplassen in Oslo.Photo: Fredrik Hagen / NTB scanpix

Queen Sonja has opened the exhibition “Tradition and inspiration” at Slottsplassen in Oslo, earlier today. Norwegian bunads are an important part of what is shown.


The exhibition includes bunades from Akershus, Rogaland, Vest-Agder, Setesdal, Namdalen, Telemark, Hordaland, Oppland, Buskerud, Møre og Romsdal.

The Queen, Crown Prince, Crown Princess and Princess Astrid have all lent their personal bunads to the exhibition. They were all present during Tuesday’s opening in Queen Sonja Kunststall.

– “The bunad usually tells something about where one comes from. It’s a beautiful identity brand. In our family, we are lucky to have bunads, suits and regional sweaters in our own possession, which means that we can be “home” in many parts of the country,” Queen Sonja said during the opening speech.

The exhibition will be open until September 2nd. In addition to bunades, it contains works by artists such as Adolph Tiedemand and Johannes Flintoe.


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