Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Flickr Favorites : Traditional Costume North-West Veluwe, Netherlands

Today in the Flickr Favourites it's the turn of the traditional costume of the North-West Veluwe in The Netherlands. The North-West Veluwe is an area in the north-west of the province of Gelderland along the former Dutch Zuiderzee (but now it lies inland, because of land reclamation). If you have followed this traditional costume series on my blog, you will have noticed that all places and islands around and in the Zuiderzee had their own distinctive costumes. The original North-West Veluwe costume contains an ear ornament usually made of precious metal (locally called ‘oorijzer’, lit. ‘ear-iron’) and a colorful small cap with red flowers and lace. The female attire going with it, was mainly dark in color but with a red checkered scarf crossed over the kraplap (i.e. bodice). From the beginning of 20th century the old traditional costume was gradually replaced by the costume of the North-East of the Veluwe, because lots of the girls from the North-West Veluwe started working in the houses in the cities of the North-East Veluwe (like Kampen). The last woman who was wearing the old costume of the North-West Veluwe was Wijmpje Frens-Wouters, who died at the age of 102 in 2007.

For more flickr favourites see ArtMind's blog.

1. People of The Netherlands , about half a century ago - 'er zijn verschillende manieren om oud te worden , dit is er ook een van ...', 2. Eibertje, 3. Klederdracht, 4. Op en top Holland

And two picture postcards from my own collection.


Van said...

Love the last postcard.. how the kids are lined up from tallest to smallest.. so cute!

LeelaBijou said...

very cool mosaic :)

Mitsy / ArtMind said...

I find the oorijzer a but scary really! :)