Setesdal 1739

The Setesdal farmstead is furnished to look like it did when Hallvor Jonsen (1708 -1769) lived here. Hallvor married Gunvor Ånund Daughter Dale (1708 - 1775) in 1734, the same year as he inherited the farm. In 1739 the couple had a son , Jon, after they lost their sons Jon (3) and Knut (0) last year. Hallvor mother , Vilborg (1683 -1758) was a widow and lived with the rest of the family.

  • Loft fra Setesdal (Foto/Photo)
    Loft from Ose in Setesdal Haakon Michael Harris / Norsk Folkemuseum
  • Rekonstruert 1700-talls mannsdrakt fra Setesdal (Foto/Photo)
    Reconstructet 1700s man's dress from Setesdal Haakon Michael Harris / Norsk Folkemuseum

The Costumes

The change will also be visible in the costumes worn by our guides. Visitors will notice that the well-known Setesdal folk dress is replaced with other garments. In the1700s, the folk dress was quite different from the clothes we have been used to associate with Setesdal from the last 200 years. We wish to focus on this, to show that folk dress does change over time, and may very often be quite different from the bunads worn today. There are a few very old garments in Norsk Folkemuseum’s collections. In addition, we had to use written sources and the practical experience of our seamstresses to research ourselves towards aresult. Consequently, the Setesdal farm is also an experimental project, where we make written sources become visual. In this way, the Setesdal farm will be renewed in many different ways when meeting visitors in 2016.