Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Flickr Favourites: Traditional Costume of Hindeloopen, Holland


Today in the Flickr Favourites it's the turn of the traditional costume of Hindeloopen in Friesland in The Netherlands; it's an old city in the north at Lake IJsselmeer. In 1368 the city became part of the Hanseatic-league. Ships of Hindeloopen made journeys to the North Sea and Baltic Sea coasts. The strong overseas connections with foreign countries were probably the reason for the development of an own Hindeloopen language; a mixture of Frisian, English, Danish, and Norwegian. The ship-trade brought Hindeloopen great prosperity, especially in the 17th and 18th century. Lots of money were spent in Amsterdam on precious fabrics and objects, which were supplied through the Dutch East India Company (VOC). The rich town developed in those days her own costume and interior design style with colorful painted walls and furniture. The costume was very richly decorated and knew many variations; so you could easily see whether a woman was married or not, or if she was in mourning or not. They used dyed cotton from India and woolen and linen materials from Holland. The long or short coat was made of chintz with a flower-pattern and the apron and the headdress were made of a woven check pattern.

For more flickr favourites see ArtMind's blog.

1. Fries Museum Hindelooper dracht, 2. Hindelopen klompjes, 3. Chintz Baby Boy Hat - original, 4. IMG_6993

And two picture postcards from my own collection.


11 comments:

cri-cri said...

like to see all those traditional clothes !

Marion Pannekoek said...

Would not mind owning the great coat of the lady in the second picture(the one with the flowers)

Florcita said...

how nice to read a bit of history... and how colorful and richly patterned the clothes!

aegeansea said...

What a wonderful post! It took me to a place I've never been! I love the traditional costumes & enjoyed it very much!

Dina Fragola said...

Beautiful garments! And those clogs are amazing!

dindi said...

great read and mosaic!

LeelaBijou said...

very cool!

Nauli said...

what a great post again! Love ti!

ArtMind said...

Love the details! Great post, Ella! :)

Amber Nicole said...

Thank you for these pictures! I am making a reproduction of this costume for our local Dutch festival, and the pictures are very helpful!

Linda Gamache said...

Thank you for adding the postcards. I am researching a costume for wife of a farmer merchant for Renaissance festivals here in Michigan. This will greatly help.