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Mural Maasbommel

<p>The mural in Maasbommel is also finished! It can be found at the trailer ramp near Veerweg 1. Maasbommel was known for its basket weaving in the Hanseatic period and this is reflected in this mural. Basket weaving is one of the oldest crafts in the world.</p>

The origins of this mural

Basket weaving is one of the oldest crafts in the world. The background shows De Gouden Ham, a recreational lake that attracts a lot of tourism. The area is known for its beach, nature and especially floating houses. The witticism in the colored toys and sand refers to today's tourism.

In many forms, baskets in the Hanseatic period were made from natural and cheap raw materials such as branches and reeds. They were lightweight and strong: ideal for transporting merchandise to market.

Thus the baskets along the coasts of the Zuiderzee (IJsselmeer) and North Sea, the Frisian lakes & along the great rivers were of great use for transporting fish. The inland agricultural regions transported their potatoes, fruits and vegetables with it. But also households used it for moving and storing their belongings. All images: ┬ęThe Tight Hand

Address mural Maasbommel Nearby Veerweg 1 6627 AE Maasbommel

Scan the QR code to make the mural come alive (end of 2022).

14 murals in the Hanseatic Cities

Murals will be realized in 14 different Hanseatic cities in the Netherlands and Germany. These Hanseatic cities are: Maasbommel, Hasselt, Elburg, Harderwijk, Hattem, Zwolle, Deventer, Zutphen, Doesburg, and four German cities Wesel, Emmerich am Rhein, Neuss and Kalkar.

The starting point for the murals is a photograph depicting two people from the city in question. These can be well-known personalities, but also other inhabitants selected for the photo motif. The historical scene depicted is combined with a related contemporary motif. An individual QR code will then be added to the mural (by the end of 2022). After scanning the code on the smartphone, the actors step out of the mural and tell a story about the city and the mural scene.