Friday, September 4, 2009

Delft blue card

The story of the Delft Blue, or Delft Blauw, began in China hundreds of years ago. In the 1600’s the beautiful white and blue porcelain came to Europe, and the Netherlands, with the Dutch East India Company. It soon gained major popularity and Dutch potters started to imitate the technique.

In the first half of the 17th century there were several factories in the Netherlands, especially in Delft (30).

Why the factories were so concentrated to this area is unknown, but the reason could have been the ailing brewery industry, which left many vacant buildings.
With the changes of fashion, the Delft Blue has become
a sought-after item with the returning interest of handicraft.

So my next 3D card was inspired by this beautiful color:

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