Sør Trøndelag Costumes
This costume, belonging to Phil, comes from the county of Sør Trøndelag in central Norway. They are patterned after dress clothes worn in this area 75 to 90 years ago. In the eastern fjord area of the county, fertile soil favors forestry and agriculture, but in the valleys agriculture is limited by climate and relief. Fishing is an important subsidiary occupation to agriculture.
Trondheim, the largest city in the county, is the site of the greatest medieval cathedral in Scandinavia. Because of this, Trondheim is a regional center for a much larger area than the county.
The Sor Trondelad bunad for men is a copy from one dating back to the 1850s. It is a homemade design before ready-made clothing became available, about 1900. Phil jacket and trousers are of boiled wool and the trousers have a leather-lined flap in the front. The front of the vest is of woven wool, while the back of the vest is a linen-like material.
The jacket, vest, and trousers all have hand-forged silver buttons in the design of the Trondelag Rose. Sixty buttons in all. The balance of the costume consists of woven garters, white knee-stockings, and black shoes with silver buckles. The married man’s hat is navy boiled wool with a red band while the single man’s hat is all red.