Wearing of National Costumes
"Stedeker Daansers" also do shows when they wear traditional National Costumes. What can you expect to see at one of these shows?
Clothes from 19th and 20th century are worn such as:
French Costumes. This is a costume from around 1850. It is a colourful costume that was the fashion of that time. Worn with the costume is a "Corne" hat and this is predecessor from the "Knip"hat. The group do costumes show althrough the year beginning with:
- New Year winners, men and women.
- Work clothes, men and women.
- "Brulftenneuges, goastok" etc.
- Wedding dresses, and accessories.
- Sunday clothes (photo), men and women. Including Jewerly donated by family members.
- Harvest clothes, and accessories.
- Slaughter clothes, only for women. They helped in the neighbourhood.
- Market clothes, black smith blouse and calander apron.
- And of course our Dance costume, Winter and Summer for women.
During the last century there were many different models and colours in fashion. Our ladies dance costumes for the winter include a jacket and skirt and for the men a black flannel suit. Both of these come around the turn of the century. The fashion colour of that time was black. This was convenient and easy to wear. It could be worn on all occasions, from a wedding to a funeral. When the group are performing in a foreign country we always get compliments on our colourful clothes.
Consist of black flannel suits. The trousers are flap trousers with buttons. Zips were not yet around the 1900. There was also a slip jacket but this was not used for the dances. Under the jacket there is a vest with a watch chain. It looks very expensive but it is really very simple. The costume has also a blue striped fishermen's "boezeroen" with a "drejlasse". There is also a hat with the men's costume with a oak tree leaf ribbon. The men wear black knitted socks and white clogs.
Winter costume consists of a black jacket and a skirt. Both are made of the same material which is a fine sort of sheet material. Around the skirt is a fur band. Furthermore the ladies wear two under skirts. Under the first skirt a "noad" pocket is worn. This is accessible through the right seam. In this "noad" pocket the wallet, tissues and conkers are kept. Under this skirt is the damasten skirt which is sort of petticoat and is weaved with a flower motive. Under this is a stripped cotton under skirt. In the summer the ladies don't wear the winter jackets but instead a "kroplap, rumpke". This is made of cotton and has a neck ribbon. On the head is worn a black cap and on top of that the winter "knip"-hat. This is made of tulle and lace. For the summer jacket we have a "kapertje" or a "troela" hat. This is made from embroided lace. The ladies also have a basket this was used earlier for shopping or to carry biscuits in when visiting people.
Is only worn with Sunday costumes. On the winter jackets many people wear a gold broach. The jewellery mostly comes form family of the dancers. We found out about all the different clothes through families, acquaintances and pictures from 1900. We have collected a lot of information about how jewellery was worn at this time.
For information about the costume shows please ask the clubsecretary.