I’ve attended a lot of Scandinavian festivals promoting my historical novels about Norwegian immigrants. The Norwegian bunads are always interesting. More than traditional dress-up clothes, the bunads are specific to the different regions of Norway, similar to a state flag. One glance tells you which region of Norway the wearer is from.
A bunad inspired me to write Pomme de Terre, Book 2 of the Abercrombie Trail Series. My opening scene is a young Norwegian woman trying on her mother’s bunad for her wedding day. Too bad the marriage is not as pretty as the bunad in my story.