Friday, September 14, 2018

Friday Video: A Young Dutch Woman Dresses for Day in 17thc Delft

Friday, September 14, 2018

Susan reporting,

Here's the latest lovely fashion history video from our friends at Crow's Eye Productions. The layers and layers of clothing worn by an elite Dutch woman in the 17thc served not only to display her family's wealth, but also kept her warm in a damp, unheated house. I found myself thinking of the Dutch immigrants in New Amsterdam (later to become New York City) at the same time, and how welcome those layers must have been in the New World, too.

There's also a wonderful surprise ending to this video that delighted the nerdy-history-girl-art-historian in me. Wait for it!

Many thanks to costume historian Pauline Loven and director Nick Loven of Crow's Eye Productions for sharing their work with us.

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Connie said...

Love the ending! The book, "Girl With the Pearl Earring" is fabulous and I hope you read it if you haven't already.

Unknown said...

We have a footwarmer just like that one, minus the fancy tile on the back and little brazier unfortunately. It was sold to us as a "Belgian church foot warmer".

Annette N said...

Thank you for this beautiful film. You have made me smile. Wonderful art is always something which makes me smile.

AmyCat said...

Have you seen “The Miniaturist” (just aired this month on our PBS station)? Half the interior scenes looked like Vermeer paintings come to life... The rest like Rembrandt...

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