A Dutch Icon in a still-life in stone set by Mimi Berlin.
The boy in the middle is Bartje Bartels. He is a little farmer boy from Drenthe, a province of The Netherlands. He is brought up in a very poor family. Writer Anne de Vries came up with this caracter in 1935 and named his book after him. He wrote two booksabout Bartje. The quote “Ik bid niet veur brune bonen” (I don’t pray for brown beans) became well known in The Netherlands after Bartje became a tv series in 1972. The egg on the right is made out of concrete by Bloomingville. The Powercharger on the left is from Kreafunk. Just so you know! Have a nice day! xoxo
UNITED KINGDOM – CIRCA 1925: Giraffe women of Burma. London, about 1930. (Photo by Harlingue/Roger Viollet/Getty Images)
ca 1935: Three Padaung women play cards. Image: Keystone/Getty Images (via mashable)
A policeman in London directing three giraffe necked women from Burma along Elgin Avenue, London. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)
Vier “Giraffenfrauen” aus Burma bei ihrer Ankunft in London, Victoria Station. Photographie. England. 1. 4. 1936. Four Padaung-women from Burma at their arrival in London, Victoria Station. Photograph. England. April 1st 1936.
“The Kayan Lahwi people, also known as Padaung, are a minority ethnic group with populations in Burma and Thailand. Padaung women are famous for their distinctive custom of wearing brass coils around their necks.” (read more at mashable.com) Once upon a time in 1935 these so called “giraffewomen” visited London. This journey was captured in black and white. We think these images, of cultures colliding, are truly wonderful and very inspiring. ( All Getty Images via viralnova.com/vintag.es )
It’s things-from-the-past-you-should-see-week, an educational program at Mimi Berlin.