Local Heart, Global Soul

January 10, 2019

The Height Of Fashion Throughout The Ages…

As I continue my costume tour of the exhibition held in the Sint-Lievensmonstertoren church tower in Zierikzee, I discover the weaponry accessories as well as the fabric pieces…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(Below) Woman’s Viking costume (800-1000)…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(Below) This could be mistaken for a rolled up shag pile carpet but this Woolly Mammoth skin custome was apparently the height of fashion (or more likely, plain necessity) for our pre-historic ancestors… (approximately 15 000 BC)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(Below) Renaissance Dutch (1450-1550)…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(Below) Dutch Baroque (1625-1640)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

2 Comments »

  1. love those sword-hilts

    Comment by Maureen Sudlow — January 10, 2019 @ 3:10 am | Reply

    • Maureen,
      I did too, the close-up shots show just how detailed the work in these is and how much work it must have taken to make one. (not just the blade, but also the decorative elements) The owner had to have had some serious wealth to own one of these … or possibly inherited?.

      Comment by kiwidutch — January 10, 2019 @ 7:20 am | Reply


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