Dutch Regional Costumes

Designer: Piet Design

In the last century, many Dutch women still wore traditional regional costumes on a daily basis, but especially on Sundays and public holidays.
Now this old tradition of various kraken, ear irons and intricately pinned hats is in danger of being lost.
In short, it is high time to get acquainted with this colorful part of the Dutch heritage.

Many elements of regional costumes go back to elements of clothing from the 16th century. Due to the isolation of the communities, the basis of the garments has changed little over the centuries. Yet there is no such thing as rigid monotony. In times of mourning, the same dress was worn in varying degrees of dark shades. Moreover, by varying the fabrics and decorations, wearers were able to give their own twist to their clothing, which allowed them to slowly give a whole dress a new direction.

Make 8 paper dolls in Dutch regional costumes with this set:
Marken, Staphorst, Volendam, Scheveningen, Land van Axel, Hindeloopen, Bunschoten-Spakenburg and Zuid-Beveland.

The figures are about 9 cm. high.

No scissors or glue required.
Extensive building instructions on the inside of the folder.

Warning: Not suitable for children under 3 years old.



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