I took more than 500 photos and was almost speechless at the quality of the articles on display.
It was a stunning exhibit of Dutch Chintz in garments, quilts, hats/bonnets and home goods.
I think the exhibit is now closed.
The exhibit book was not printed in English, but I purchased it anyway.
With Google translate and the photos it was worth the price.
This sign tells how cherished the chintz is.
It is carefully preserved and cared for. The Frisians were wealthy enough not to wear their clothing out. Their chintz rich traditional costumes and related items were carefully preserved.
The children's garments are in exceptional condition. Larger worn garments could be remade into smaller articles.
Chintz also had a second life wine used for linings in blankets, bed capes and cloaks.
This was my favorite dress.
India, second quarter 18th century. Painted and dyed using the chintz technique.
The cut outs show incredible embroidery.
The skirt was also magnificent, not to mention the neck scarf.
It is in the collection of the Fries Museum.
The dolls and doll clothes were very detailed.
This doll wears a wool under dress with a chintz apron and cap. Dates first half of the 18th century. It is in the collection of the Fries Museum.
This doll was displayed with a mirror under the feet so you could view the layers of petticoats.
Next to her was an oak chest of doll clothes. Numerous outfits all made in chintz. Even the straw plaited doll bonnets were trimmed in chintz.
This infant sized doll, wearing a chintz bonnet, is shown wrapped in the (wikkeleeded) somewhat "T" shaped blanket.
One of the prints is French (Jouy-en-Josas, 1788
printed cotton from Oberkampf cotton printers.
Numerous examples were in the exhibit.
There were quilted petticoats, stomachers and quilts. This quilt is still in the makers family. Joes Meester is the owner.
(Blog: Dutch Quilt Cat)
It is a double sided quilt. The other side is quarter square triangle blocks.
A wonderful reproduction fabric line was produced from fabrics in this quilt, titled, "Josephine".
Thank you for joining me for part 2 of the trip.
Did you like the exhibit?
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