Bodice from Zeeland, 1825

Embroidered front of a 'beuk', Walcheren, the Netherlands, 1825. Embroidered front of a 'beuk', Walcheren, the Netherlands, 1825. Copyright Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, Arnhem, acc. no. K.94-63.

The Nederlands Openluchtmuseum in Arnhem, houses an embroidered bodice from Zeeland, in the southwest of the country. Locally called a beuk, and more nationally called a kraplap, this type of garment consists of two panels sewn together along one side with an opening in the centre for the head. The beuk is made of linen and embroidered in cross stitch with silk. Cotton is used for the sewing.

This particular beuk comes from Walcheren, one of the Zeeland islands that also contains the province's capital, Reverse of the 'beuk' from Walcheren, AD 1825.Middelburg. It dates to AD 1825. This particular beuk has been embroidered on both sides. The branches with flowers and with birds, are typical motifs for Zeeland.

Nederlands Openluchtmuseum online catalogue (retrieved 12 November 2016).


Reverse of the Walcheren beuk, AD 1825.



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