Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Flickr Favorites : Traditional Costume Zuid-Beveland, The Netherlands

Today in the Flickr Favourites we move a little bit to the east from the former island of Walcheren to the former island of Zuid-Beveland in the province of Zeeland. The costume looks a bit similar to the one of Arnemuiden on Walcheren, especially the kraplap (bodice) and the shawl. The cap is very different. It has a very large oval egg-shape, at least if the wearer was part of the protestant population. It has a trapeze shape, when the wearer was part of the catholic population. Actually, the basic form of the protestant and catholic caps is the same, they are only stiffened and folded in another shape. Characteristic for the Zuid-Beveland costume is also the very large golden end plates of the head-iron. The first row of the mosaic shows the protestant costume; the second row shows the catholic costume.

For more flickr favourites see ArtMind's blog.

1. [Three Dutch women.], 2. Zeeuwse Klederdracht, 3. Antonia Chamuleau and Mattheus de Baar, 4. Terneuzen 09052009 DSC_0255

And two picture postcards from my own collection (the first one is the protestant costume, and the second one is the catholic costume).


Aldona said...

Fantastic! Very interesting to know something new! Thanks for nice post!

Florcita said...

that is one important hair do! :)

Im wondering if in Limburg-where I live- they have such elaborate customs like the ones you've been showing. I've never seen anyone here in traditional gear :)

Mitsy / ArtMind said...

Did they wear those everyday, Ella or just on special occasions?
It must feel uncomfortable to wear this while having to work and do things! LOL :)

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

i love those postcards - thanks for directing me to your blog :) i shall follow :)

Erika Price said...

I love looking at all these amazing costumes - thanks for showing us! Erika

Nauli said...

This caps look like they don't give them a lot of possibility to move. I guess that's one intention. It looks more elegant if you don't move a lot :)