Monday, January 6, 2014

Traditional Dutch Dress

The first time I saw these clever "klederdracht" tiles was at the Winter Bazaar of the American Women's Club of The Hague, The Netherlands.  As I was a collector of authentic Dutch traditional costumes and more, these tiles really intrigued me. In other words, I wanted a few.

Since my favorite Dutch village with traditional native dress is Staphorst, I purchased these two cuties.

We also visited Spakenburg a few times, so this couple joined the other two.

The artist has expanded her collection to not only Dutch traditional costumes, but also German and other countries. Plus I noticed on her website that she makes lovely tile tableaux. If you are interested, here is more info about her work.

Frouwien Soenveld
Atelier”‘het blauwe hek”
Bernhardstraat 10 a
6707 Cm Wageningen
tel 0317-415637

In the meantime, our Dutch cuties are on display in Wetcreek Museum ;)

I am partying with and at

1 comment:

  1. Die vind ik ook erg leuk. Mooie hoekige uitvoering van de figuurtjes.