The word ‘tradition’ derives from the Latin ‘tradere’, literally meaning to transmit, to hand over, to give for safekeeping. As with many other generic terms, there are many definitions of tradition. The concept includes a number of interrelated ideas, the unifying one is that tradition refers to beliefs, objects or customs performed in the past, transmitted through time by being taught by one generation to the next. Currently we’re seeing a renewed interest in tradition based cultural elements and craftsmanship and we seek ways to incorporate them in daily life, thus preserving them as a precious legacy for mankind. For this week’s blog item the base is a picture of a woman in traditional clothes from ‘Hindeloopen’, a small village in the Netherlands. The combination of prints and colours used, the flower inspired pattern, the choice for sturdy material, but also the typical glass bell that was a decorative item those days, are all elements we saw in the latest collections and they could be a source of inspiration for interior design items and home textiles.