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Feestrok (Rijksmuseum)

Feestrok, Netherlands, c. 1945 Feestrok, Netherlands, c. 1945 Courtesy Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, acc. no. NG-1995-9-1.

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam houses an example of a so-called feestrok. These 'celebratory skirts' were made as part of a large-scale programme to celebrate the liberation of The Netherlands from German occupation in 1945. They were forms of patchwork. A comparable feestrok is held by the Textile Research Centre in Leiden (TRC 2011.0001). For further information on this programme, see here

This particular feestrok, dating to 1945/1946, was made by Mrs Maria Visser-Weeda from Puttershoek (Gelderland). It is 51 cm high, 100 cm wide at the bottom, and 45.3 cm wide at the waist.

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam online catalogue (retrieved 27 November 2016).

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