My daughter is wearing her new black blouse with long sleeves for the first time.
And here is her grandmother who knitted the blouse. She’s moving the clasps from the old blouse to the new one. There are always some last minute adjustments.
Jansy’s silver. The silver for the Faroese clothes is very expensive, so often you buy it over a long period time.
On Saint Olav’s Day, the 29th of July, there is a procession of the members of parliament and priests to the church. Almost all of the politicians are in their Faroese costumes.
From an exhibition of handicrafts in Tilhaldið in Tórshavn, a center for retirees, where one of their many activities is knitting
A very important part of the woman’s national costume is the knitted blouse. Although it is very traditional, it has changed through times, according to how the young girls wish for their costume to look. Changes are made to the colours and patterns of the blouse, as well as to the length of the sleeves. Not many years ago, most blouses were in stranded knitting in the colours red and black or dark blue, and the sleeves were short.
The black blouse with long sleeves belongs to my daughter. Her grandmother made it according to her wishes. Plain blouses with long sleeves are seen more and more. The short sleeves are cold if you mostly wear your dress outdoors.
The red blouse is knitted in a traditional Scandinavian pattern. In Faroese it is called “rokkarnir”, the spinning wheels. Very nice finish with a braided edge.