derived from the italian word for custom
i was reminded of this last week when I came across this old photograph of my eldest daughter tamara and one of her great aunts in Scheveningen , Netherlands. The word costume has taken on an entirely different meaning in modern culture, especially on this day. I used to have a great fascination for folkloric dress of all peoples, all over the world when I was a child. I used to sit in the library and digest these sorts of books. A wonderful woman gave me a book of dutch costume a number of years ago and I thought you would enjoy seeing a few photographs from them. I hope they make you smile.
those last two are especially awesome