Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My Flickr Favorites : Traditional Costume East Netherlands


Today we move from the south-east province of Limburg further north to the east of The Netherlands, the provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel. This part of the Netherlands is the Saxon part, where the people speak low Dutch Saxon and the traditional costumes are very similar. There are differences between the various regions (Achterhoek, Twente, Veluwe, etc.) in this area, but they are very difficult to see for outsiders. That's why I combine them here in the mosaic. The costume itself was an oldfashioned dark, mostly black, city dress. The cap for Sundays, holidays and special occasions was made from beautiful types of lace with a long tail at the back; it was called the "knipmuts". A poorer fashion of this cap was the same model but then crochetted. During weekdays smaller white caps in various forms were worn, but the most frequently seen one is the "plooimuts". The Dutch word "plooi" means "pleat", and this cap has a great number of beautiful large pleats all around.

For more flickr favourites see ArtMind's blog.
1. The lady who makes those beautiful bonnets - Oud Lunterse Dag - Village festival Lunteren, 2. People of The Netherlands , about half a century ago ..., 3. Traditional Dutch Costume Nr 2, 4. DSC05570 Volksdansen 18-04-2009


And two picture postcards from my own collection.


6 comments:

Nauli said...

Unbelievable how many different traditional dresses your small country has to offer!

zsb creations said...

Beautiful collection, Petronella! Thank you for including my photo from the Oud Lunterse Dag :)

Erika Price said...

Beautiful caps!

tenderblue said...

Fantastic photos!

ArtMind said...

The pleats are so funny! They reminde me of childhood activities folding doilies. :)

Viltalakim said...

leuk zeg!! idd wat NAuli zegt, interessant omde verschillen te zien!!