20 Nov 2009

Tulipomania

The metallic bookmark with a tulip from the Netherlands.



The tulip has come to be a loved symbol of the Netherlands. Many tourists visit the country just to see the bright coloured flower and the astonishing view over the bulb fields.

Tulip mania or tulipomania was a period in the Dutch Golden Age during which contract prices for bulbs of the recently introduced tulip reached extraordinarily high levels and then suddenly collapsed. At the peak of tulip mania in February 1637, some varieties could cost more than an Amsterdam house at that time.

2 comments:

Shivaya said...

Again - thank you, Bianca. You are my dealer of the Dutch bookmarks :)

Anonymous said...

eu gosto !!!!!!!!!!!!

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