Form and Function - Handicraft and History of the Icelandic national Costumes
Skjól og skart - handverk og saga íslensku búninganna
A group of women talk about sewing Icelandic folklore costumes. Is this nationalism? Or just honouring their grandmothers’ dresses? We watch these skilled women colouring the fabrics with plant extract, weaving, making filigree, knitting lace, and metal thread embroidery. We women talk about 19th-century nationalism and the history - and revival - of the costumes.