Friday, 4 January 2013
On display are 36 embroidered works from the period 1750-1825 all of which were created in Horn by the daughters of the upper and ruling, or Regent, classes. The sampler above is by Aafje Ver Loren, born 1744, the daughter of a prominent family of Hoorn.
Below is another young woman, her name is Jannetje Brons. She was born in 1779 and was the daughter of a mastersmith in gold and silver. She is wearing a very particular metal headdress called an Oorijzer to keep her cap in place.
Here you can see just how large these headdresses are and what they would have been like to wear is hard to imagine - but as they were often of expensive metals they signified wealth and status. click here to go to the web-site of the Museum.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 23:18