This costume, belonging to Austrid, comes from Rogaland in southwest Norway, which is one of the most interesting and scenic counties. Stavanger is the chief town and important for importing and exporting. Because of this, the costume reflects the influence of the continent such as the beautiful ready-made brocades typical of the Orient, and the Danish type headpiece with the little bow at the back, Rogaland is important as a tourist center with its bathing beaches and imposing fjord country. Haugesund, in the northern part of the county, is a thriving port and fishing center.
There are four characteristic parts to this costume:
1. Bodice -- The sleeveless bodice is of gold brocade, edged in black velvet and fastened with a silver chain lacing through silver eyelets down the front.
2. Skirt -- The skirt is of black wool embossed with a floral design.
3. Apron -- The apron is a blend of wool and silk of black and extensively embroidered with multi-colored silk thread.
4. Jewelry -- The jewelry consists of sterling silver and includes two broaches, eyelets on the vest, cuff links, clasp on the shawl, clasp on the purse and belt, and buckles on the shoes and a chain to lace the vest.
Other parts of the costume are a matching embroidered purse worn at the waist, a white linen, long-sleeved blouse and a underskirt of red taffeta.