Wednesday, December 21, 2011

355:365 A cupboard bed in Holland

During our trip we were very lucky to see a part of Holland's history a bedstee or box bed.
As we read: "During the 16th and 17th century, closet-beds were much smaller. Lying down was associated with death, and therefore sleeping was done in a half-upright position. These closet-beds slept two people, and beneath them were often doors for children." So grateful to my aunt (Tante Riek) and uncle (Oom Jan) for showing us this, as well as much else.cupboard bed, Holland

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