Acrylic Fridge Magnet of the Dutch Clogs (Klompen)
Klomp is the Dutch name for clogs. A clog is actually a kind of footwear made either completely or partly from wood. Clogs are mostly worn during hard labor. There are many types of clogs relating to various cultures but the Dutch Clogs, also known as Klompen, are the most famous ones. The acrylic fridge magnet illustrating the Dutch clogs shows a vibrant depiction of the Klompen. This souvenir is a genuine gift representing the centuries old traditional Dutch Clogs in yellow color.
The Cultural Significance of the Dutch Clogs (Klompen)
Klompen are a real part of the Dutch culture. These wooden shoes are still worn in many parts of the Netherlands. The cultural and traditional significance of the Dutch clogs is evident from the fact that more than 3 million clogs are prepared in the Netherlands every year. The Dutch consider the Klompen a vital part of their ancestral heritage. There are many idioms associated with the Klompen in the Dutch language. The history of Klompen goes back to almost nine hundred years and the first clogs are believed to have become common in the thirteenth century.
Various Uses of the Dutch Clogs (Klompen)
The Klompen are made from various types of wood depending on their usage. Outside the Netherlands, the dancing clogs are more famous because of the special sound they make during dancing which is much similar to but not exactly like tap dancing. However, the Dutch clogs are mostly used for laborious works where there are chances of physical damage. People working in the fields also wear Klompen as they are really useful while walking through muddy places. Klompen are painted in various colors and come in different shapes. The Fishermen, for instance, wear pointed clogs that help with pulling nets. Klompen are considered very worker friendly because they are durable and can be cleaned rather easily.