Boys or girls

boys or girls

                                     Until recently boys in the Dutch village of Marken were dressed like the girls when wearing traditional clothing.

Preparing for a photo shoot with the theme Duch Masters I saw a documentary on tv about the Dutch village of Marken, which used to be an island. It told the story of a small community losing its traditions after connecting with the main land by a tongue of land. A curious fact learned was the tradition to dress boys, up to the age of 8, as girls.

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2 Responses to Boys or girls

  1. Lid. says:

    Morning, Wilma, that fact is not so curious, a lot of boys elsewhere were dressed like girl when being photographed officially or going out. My father being one of them. He hated it!

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