These socks and garter are from a Norwegian bridegroom's costume
  • Date Nineteenth century
  • Place of Origin Hardanger, Hordaland, Norway
  • Creator Unkown

These socks and garter are from a Norwegian bridegroom’s costume from Hardanger Norway The type is similar to ones worn about 1820.

The socks have an intricate border knit in a style known as sjønaleister.

The plaited garters have a lightening motif.

The costume was purchased in Norway in the 1920s. It was made according to a design submitted by the Bergen Museum in Bergen, Norway.

  • Materials Wool, Cotton
  • Dimensions length: 8.0 inches; width: 9.0 inches, length: 53.0 inches; width: 1.25 inches
  • Identifier / Source LC0298 - Gift of Hans C. Hjefleid
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