Twice a year I bring this dress out from my closet. In Norwegian we call it a bunad. It is our national costume. However, it can be a bit confusing because there are lots of different versions. It comes down to where you are from. Since my mothers family originally comes form Vest-Telemark this gown is the Vest-Telemark bunad. I may also proudly add that it is my mother who has done all the embroidering. It took her two years of hard work and I could not be prouder to wear it. The other time I bring it out is for 17th of May, Norway's independance day. I will try to take some more detailed photos soon.
I hope everyone is having an amazing Christmas, and I wish you all the best in the new year.