Colorful traditional Urker costume from the Netherlands
Fashion has evolved over the years. Where each area in the Netherlands used to have its own traditional costume and people would wear it daily, nowadays only a few people still wear it regularly (not counting the people in the tourist industry). Urk, a fishermen village (and former island) at the IJsselmeer (the Netherlands), is one of those few places where you might be lucky to see an older person wear it. As even in Urk traditional costume is a rare sighting, Urker day (the Saturday before Whitsun which was this year on 26 May) is the day to see Urkers wearing it from young to old. I love the colorful blouses the women are wearing, it shows that today’s fashion with all its colors isn’t too different from what people used to wear.
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