Dutch dress made from "sitsen", fabrics whose designs were influenced by oriental patterns  from the East (=Java, China, India, Japan) brought back by seafarers of the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie=Dutch East India Company) in the 17th/18th century. Initially the fine cotton fabrics,handprinted in India, were only accessible  to the Dutch elite.Later, towards the end of the eighteenth century cheaper versions, often printed in Europe, were introduced to the market and began to be…

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Dutch dress made from "sitsen" (fabric designs influenced by oriental patterns brought back by Dutch seafarers from the East in the & century).

Wentke or long overdress from the town of Hindeloopen in the Netherlands. C. 1750-1800. Made of Indian chintz in various shades of blue on white. The material dates from the second half of the 18th century and is lined with linen. Worn mainly on Sundays and for occasion wear in the 18th century by women and children, the chintz overdress, which was open in the front, was the most well known example of the Hindelooper costume.

Title: 'wentke' of 'winke' voor in de rouw, Hindeloopen. Collection: Regional Costumes in the Netherlands. Object: Date of creation: 1750 - 1800

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Young Dutch girl with spiral kissers with gold and pearl ornaments and an edelkraal around her neck

This is the back of a 'wentke' (18th–19th century), a long overdress or overcoat, made of chintz. It was used in the Hindeloopen costume (The Netherlands).

( 2 of 2 photos) This is the back of a 'wentke' century), a long overdress or overcoat, made of chintz. It was used in the Hindeloopen costume (The Netherlands).

Front of wentke, made of Indian cotton chintz, lined with linen. Hindeloopen, Friesland, Netherlands, 18th century.

Woman’s Gown (Wentke), century. Indian chintz painted, lined with white linen. The Netherlands Openluchtmuseum

Zuid Bevelandse dracht. Ook het plooien moesten we doen als ziekenverzorgster in Ter Valcke.

Zeeland (Dutch) Traditional Dress 1 2 This page has many different examples of Dutch National Costumes

Bloedkoralen en zwarte gitten snoer Die mijn opoe's hebben gedragen.

Zealand necklaces of two colours, as seen in the photos. Black is for rouw (mourning/grieving).

wentke (vrouwenjas), Hindeloopen, Indiase sits 1700-1850

Collection: Regional Costumes in the Netherlands. Object: Date of creation: 1700 - 1850 / 1700 - 1750

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