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Last Updated on: 25th December 2023, 04:17 pm

Greetings from HOLLAND (Netherlands) Cheese , Tiles, Clogs, Windmills Postcard

Dimensions: approx. 6 3/8 inches x 4 3/8 inches
Makers/ Manufacturers: Paper Mill Cards
Photo: Max Lesser
Additional Notes: n/a
The postcard captures the essence of the Netherlands with a montage of iconic Dutch symbols. Each image is a vignette into the Dutch way of life and the country’s rich cultural heritage. Starting with the cheese, we see wheels of the famous Gouda or Edam being carefully tended to, representing the Netherlands’ storied history of cheese-making which is a significant part of their economy and cultural identity.

The Delft blue tiles illustrate a craft that dates back to the 16th century, showing scenes of Dutch life and landscapes in the distinctive cobalt blue hue that has become synonymous with Dutch ceramic artistry. It’s a nod to both the beauty and the functionality that Dutch design is known for.

Clogs or “klompen”, are not just traditional footwear but have also become a symbol of Dutch culture. Often carved from a single block of wood, these shoes were historically worn by workers for their durability. Today, they’re a beloved souvenir for visitors and a reminder of the country’s rural traditions.

The majestic windmills, standing against the Netherlands’ vast polder landscape, are perhaps the most potent symbol of Dutch ingenuity. These structures are a testament to the Netherlands’ long-standing battle with the sea, where windmills have played a crucial role in pumping water out of low-lying land to make it habitable and arable.

The photographer, Max Lesser captures these elements in a way that’s both picturesque and endearing, offering a snapshot of the Dutch spirit. The postcard, likely intended for tourists or collectors, serves as an invitation to explore and appreciate the rich tapestry of life in the Netherlands. Each element, from the cheese to the clogs, is a thread in the fabric of Dutch identity, making this postcard a small but delightful window into the country’s soul.
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