Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Flickr Favorites : Traditional Costume 't Gooi, The Netherlands


Today in the Flickr Favourites it's the turn of the traditional costume of 't Gooi in The Netherlands. The area is also called Gooiland, and lies in the southeast of the province of Noord-Holland. Its traditional costume is often described together with that of Eemland, the neighbouring area in the northeast of the province of Utrecht, because of their similarities. The most remarkable part of the costume is the lace cap; there are two types, the round one and the square one. Both look very much like the cap from Volendam, but with smaller wings. The wings are pinned onto the cap in the squared type, giving it a squared appearance. The costume itself is a dark stiff version of a late 19th century fashion.

For more flickr favourites see ArtMind's blog.

1. People of The Netherlands , about half a century ago ..., 2. Optocht, 3. P1030672, 4. 14 september 2010, Laren


And two picture postcards from my own collection.



3 comments:

X by Leina Neima said...

I am always happy to see your tiny history educating trips... :=)

matchstickgirl said...

I adore these old handcoloured postcards

wish I had a whole wall of them

ArtMind said...

When do you open your museum, Ella? You ahve such a cool selection of postcards and knowledge of traditional costumes!