A world product in Hindeloopen, Holland
Exhibition June 29 – October 31, 2019
The small town Hindeloopen has besides their own folk painting, dialect, habits and customs also their own folk costume. The costume is made of a colourful, floral cotton fabric called ‘Sits’. This fabric was made in India and shipped to Holland by the V.O.C. starting in the 17th century. The ‘Sits’ fabric is then also used in the Hindeloopen Captain’s house; for curtains, bedding, shaving cloth e.g.
Most of the objects in this exhibition are from the Hidde Nijland ( 1853-1931) collection. Hidde Nijland is the founder of the museum of Hindeloopen.