Local Heart, Global Soul

January 14, 2020

Digging Around Freemason’s House…

During my Freemason¨s House visit during the `Nationale Monumentendag’ (Open days for National Historic Places sites) I found a room that was clearly about the history of the Freemasons around the world. There are many display cases, filled with objects I don’t recognise, such as this “shawl”(?) which had a tiny little trowel on one end. It’s obvious that it will only have special ceremonial duties, and there is intricacy too in the handwork it is attached to.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(Below) The text boards tells me: “Sjerp from the Knight of the East Holmberg de Beckfeldt, in South East Asia circa 1775-1825 in painted silk. The bridge is the bridge of the Starburzanai river,  lent from the bile story about the return of the Jewish people and the construction of the temple of Solomon.”

(photograph © Kiwidutch)


  1. In sharing all that you have seen recently, you’ve done a great job with your camera.

    Comment by lulu — January 15, 2020 @ 12:03 am | Reply

    • Lulu,

      Thank You so much!!! The Freemason’s House is a sort of place where I never thought I would ever get to see inside, thus it is a real revaluation. It was more of a little museum though, only a small section of this place was open for visitors. (fair enough, it’s up to them how much they open up to the public)

      I didn’t really learn too much about the inner workings of Freemasonry (if that is the correct word for it) but at least seeing inside was a brilliant start.
      There is also a LOT of information here about the history, I wish I had time to read everything. (I managed quite a bit, but standing too long is my biggest limitation).

      Comment by kiwidutch — January 16, 2020 @ 7:29 pm | Reply

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