31 October 2010

for halloween...rural-couture?

Perhaps it is the romantic notion of mending fishing nets while waiting. . . for a lover, a husband. . colorful fabrics to reach the Dutch ports...haha...that inspires me to dress up as a net-mender from the 1880's next year...how can I resist rural-couture?  Life is more simple in black and white.

1. Max Liebermann's painting, The Net Menders (Die Netzflickerinnen) circa 1880's.
2-3. Photographs by Bart van Damme from exhibit, 'Gone with the wind' curated by fashion designers Alexander van Slobbe and Francisco van Benthum,  
Zuiderzee Museum, 2009.
5-6. Images from the Zuiderzee Museum.

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