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Charm by Gydja - National Costume

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The Icelandic national costume Charm by Gydja is applied to the skin and is inspired by the silver wire of the traditional dress of Iceland.

Icelandic national costume, also known in Icelandic as Þjóðbúningurinn is the traditional dress of Iceland. It truly reflects the pure Icelandic heritage.

There are five types of costumes that are all recognized as Icelandic National costumes:

Faldbúningur: The Faldbúningur is an older type of costume worn by women since at least the 17th century and well into the 19th.

Peysuföt: The Peysuföt are black woollen clothes commonly worn by women in the 18 -19th century.

Upphlutur: The Upphlutur is a woman's costume, consisting of bodice that can be coloured in bright colours such as red or blue, but often black. Its headpiece is a tail cap.

The Upphlutur or bodice costume comprises a long black skirt, and a sleeveless bodice ornamented with silver filigree and laced together with a silver chain.

Kyrtill: The Kyrtill is a costume for women, designed by the artist Sigurður Guðmundsson in the 19th century. It was designed to look like Viking-age costumes.

Skautbúningur: The Skautbúningur was also designed by Sigurður Guðmundsson. It was conceived as a modernized variation of the Faldbúningur, which had fallen out of use by the middle of the 19th century.

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