Yesterday we visited a little village Spakenburg with a folkloristic market. In the old times women in the country used to wear costumes which indicated the village where they came from. So this one is typical for Spakenburg/Bunschoten.
Very special here is the shoulder piece called the "kraplap" which is not made of cardboard but from very starched fabric. It has different patterns and rhe fabric used to be handpainted.
The children had their own costumes and this lady explained to the public all the different ins and outs of the folklore.
This cutie was stumbling around in front of me.
And had to be comforted by her mom when she had fallen on the street.
The youngest were just looking beautiful in their pram.
Then we got a little dance by the children.
But it was a warm day and some had enough of the uncomfortable costumes.
So back to playtime again.