Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tidbits : Flickr Favourites


Coming weeks my flickr favorites will frequently be of traditional costumes, which is my great (collection) passion. I'll start with the oldest remaining traditional costume of The Netherlands: Marken in Holland. Lots of details of this costume date back to the Middle Ages.

For more flickr favourites see ArtMind's blog.

1. marken, 2. Klederdracht Detail, 3. Marker klederdracht / Traditional Dutch costume, 4. [Native girls, Marken Island, Holland] (LOC)

And two pictures from my own collection. The first picture shows a chintz girl's cap from Marken. The second one shows a postcard depicting a girl from Marken from around 1910. Personally, I think the Marken costume is the most prettiest one of all Dutch costumes.


7 comments:

Nauli said...

What? This is a cap from a traditional dress from the Netherlands? So, they used traditional wax batik fabric from Java! I was never aware of this.

DemyBlackDesign said...

Traditional costumes are always so interesting as they reflect much more than modern costumes.

OnePerfectDay said...

I love the costumes!
And I so like to see those vintage postcards you have in your shop!

kraplap said...

Nauli: The original chintz fabrics were brought by the merchants of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) from India and Indonesia to the Netherlands during the 17th and early 18th century. After that, the Dutch started to copy these fabrics and produced them in Holland. They were very fashionable in that time and survived after that as little pieces in some of the traditional costumes. The small pieces of Chintz in the Marken costume are inherited from generation to generation as real treasures, so most of them you see today are very very old.

ArtMind said...

You can ceratinly see colonial influence.

LeelaBijou said...

Great mosaic!

zsazsazsu said...

I thinks it's quite up to date if you see the mix of materials, prints and colors ... I can see where designers get their inspiration.