T.32:1, 2-1913
Given by Mrs. E. Close
7.62 cm (depth)
38.1 cm (width)
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BRIDAL COSTUME Norwegian; 19th century. Consisting of satin jacket, skirt of wool, peasant weaving, cape and belt with silver ornaments and lace, silver-gilt crown, of an earlier date, fringe of false hair, to be removed after the ceremony, forehead bands and streamers. The silver locket is to contain the "Prester Penger," the fee paid to the minister. Given by Mrs. Close and Miss Etta Close, O.B.E. [March 1932] Forehead band in two pieces, part of a Norwegian bridal costume purchased by the donor in 1865 from the original owner. The larger piece consists of a rounded length of red worsted fabric, onto which a length of silver lace and a partly-brocaded silk ribbon are stitched. Two pairs of pink silk tying strings are sewn to the reverse at each end. The band is lined with a floral printed cotton in shades of brown. The smaller piece is of red & green silk with silver bobbin lace and machine lace. Worn as part of a larger headdress assemblage known as lad, traditionally topped with a bridal crown. Part of a headdress, of red & green silk with silver bobbin lace and machine lace. Headdress, wool with appliqued lace and brocaded silk ribbon, Norwegian, 1800s. Headdress, silk, pleated with silver lace, Norway, 19th century.