October 3, 2009

"From fabric to friendship" (part 2: ordinary life)

In those days clothing was due to strict rules.
From the number of ribbons in the bonnet of a child who was going to be baptized you could tell how many children from the same family were baptized before:

The women had to wear seven layers of skirts:

The men too were bound to clothes fitting their age from child to grown-up:

Quilting was not custom in this part of the world, but the already made sceneries in this specific museum give a perfect opportunity to show some of the quilts of this exhibition.
This quilt made of handkerchiefs lays in a washing-tub:

Clicking on the picture or the link "Quilt Exhibition Rijssen's Museum" leads to a bigger version of the photograph. Thank you for your visit!

More info:
  • Rijssen's Museum (only in Dutch).
  • Quilt exhibition "From fabric to friendship" is open for public September 25 - November 28, from Tuesday to Saterday.
  • The quilts are from Ria Boers van Stappershoef, her students and quilting friends.

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