“Bunad” with a long jacket

This is probably the oldest model there is, dates back to the early 1800 and was worn until 1900. After that is has hardly been worn at all.  It was mostly used in the lower part of the valley, Nes and Flå, but could also be seen in the rest of the valley.  The short jacket version was in use from around 1850.   
The jacket called "fiskekjølkji" was made in black “vadmel” (as explained before) or of a thinner cloth. The collar is folded up and trimmed with black velvet.  The jacket has a row of silver buttons on either side, but no button holes.  The sleeves are quite narrow and the shoulders have special stitching.  The back has three triangles fitted, which makes the jacket “float” in a special way.  These triangles looks like the skis on a sledge and that is why it is called "fiskekjølkji", which means just that.

The waistcoat is usually made from the same cloth as the jacket.  Other material can be used. They usually used what they had at hand and what they thought was good enough.  For weddings the material used was often brocade.  This was also common practice in other valleys i.e Gudbrandsdalen and Numedal.  It has two or three rows of silver buttons and buttonholes.  The collar is folded up and the lapels are folded down and fastened with a silver button and a buttonhole.  The trousers, either long or knee length, is made from the same cloth as the jacket and it has a square at the front which can be folded down, buttoned at the top and at the sides.  It has a row of silver buttons by the knee.  The shirt is made from linen or cotton, with various types of embroidery, mostly stitched with white cotton.  The rest of the outfit is the same as for the other “bunad”

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