Thursday, August 20, 2009

Posty of Children in Dutch Costume

This is really cute, children in Dutch Costume. The symbol of Dutch are both cap and wooden shoes.

The most famous part of the Dutch costume is the wooden shoes. In the past, leather shoes were a luxury that only the rich could afford. These days, 3 million pairs of clogs are still produced in Holland annually. Nowadays, clogs are mostly worn in the countryside, as they are warmer and dryer than rubber boots.

You can tell where people came from by the shape and look of the clogs. Not too long ago clogs were approved for industrial use by European Community regulations, something Dutch farmers have known for centuries of course! Wooden shoes are therefore not only abundant in souvenir shops, but are also still worn by many farmers and bulb growers as cheap, long-lasting and save working shoes.

Thank to Rickster, who sent this so cute one to me with absolutely stunning handwriting.

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