8 Feb 2010

Klompen

The magnetic bookmark with wooden shoes-clogs from the Netherlands.



The traditional all-wooden Dutch klompen (clogs) go back to middle age and became a symbol of Holland such as skates, windmills & tulips. Because of the long association of Dutch people, especially rural workers, and clogs, Dutch people are sometimes nicknamed cloggies or clog-wearers. Despite the fact that most Dutch no longer wear klompen for everyday use, clogs remain popular by people working in their gardens, farms and by planters. The Dutch also consider wearing clogs as being healthy for the wearers' feet.

1 comment:

Shivaya said...

Thank you, Bianca, for this bookmark. It's interesting that clogs in Dutch are 'klopmen', and in Lithuanian are 'klumpes'. These words are very similar!

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