We are very glad to be able to show the vestimentary exhibition
Mother's Gift - a display of more than 200 pieces of clothing and
accessories belonging to the local folk costume tradition. All
these come from the same family, once inhabitants of Agatunet, and
was gifted to the museum by Mildrid Fagertveit in 2006.
Midrid's great grandmother,
Ingebjørg Johannesdotter Aga, grew up in Agatunet. She was born in
1830, and the youngest of 9 children. She grew up in a time when
many districts had a strong local costume tradition, also for
everyday use. The clothing tradtions specific to an area would
include clothes for every occasion, and from cradle to grave. These
are the clothes we today refer to as folk costumes. In modern
times, it is the more festive ones, and the festive use, that has
The exhibition Mother's gift
gives a unique glimpse into the vestimentary tradition of Aga and
Hardanger over the last 150 years.
The exhibition is open every
year, in season.