""Knotten" harvesting historical stuff" Netherlands Local Custom Tip by Pavlik_NL

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  "Knotten" of the willows in the riverlands
by Pavlik_NL
 
 

Everywhere in The Netherlands you can see them. Willows, that we call "knot wilgen". This first part of the word has to do with the cutting - each year - of the long straight branches of this tree that sprout out from the bulkhead on top of the tree. From these long branches, in the old days, many many things were made. From strong flexibel handbows to the walls of houses. As well they were the groundmaterial for baskets in a thousands forms and the garden screens or field separating walls.

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  • Written Nov 23, 2003
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