In the time of the Benevolent Society the ‘cared for’ in Veenhuizen were divided into classes A, B or C. Each class had its own privileges and restrictions. For example, only the A-class had the right to keep flowers. The other classes were dependent on picking wild flowers.
As a metaphor for this class division, Liesje Lokbi designed three different tablecloths. The cloths are all based on the same bouquet of wild flowers, but the technique is different for each class.
The lush stitched tablecloth is meant for the A-Class, while the the C-Class gets a cloth with a cheap print. The B-class is put to work; they need to stitch the flowers on the tablecloth themselves.
Film by: Marco Sweering