Saturday, May 24, 2008

Tulips fields - Netherlands

RAS card from Laura "lauraarual".

NL - 26419
"The tulip originated over ten decades ago in Persia and Turkey, where it played a significant role in the art and culture of the time. Most likely commenting on the Turkish tradition of wearing tulips in one’s turban, Europeans mistakenly gave tulips their name, which comes from the Persian word meaning turban. As Europeans began taking to tulips, the flower’s popularity spread quickly, particularly in the Netherlands where a phenomenon dubbed tulip mania set in at one point during the 17th century. Tulips became so highly-prized that prices were sent soaring and markets crashing. Tulips are now grown throughout the world, but people still identify cultivated varieties as "Dutch tulips." The meaning of tulips is generally perfect love." - in:

1 comment:

ulvikaru said...

Hello Martinha!

Thank you for your information about Hame Castle postcard! :) Your blog is great! Beautiful scans with good information. I hope I have time to put some information next to my cards some time as well. :)

Wish you happy postcrossing! :)