Zeelandic girl (Zuid-Beveland)
Traditional Dress for Protestant Females on South Beveland The casques they wear are called "stikken" or "strikken". They consist of two gold squares on either side of the forehead connected by a narrow hoop around the back of the head. The backside of the squares is decorated with engravings of flowers and lines. Louis Napoleon, King of Holland at the time of the French Revolution, issued a decree in 1809 stating: Married woman can wear one gold square on the left side, unmarried woman on the right side. Woman breastfeeding their own children are allowed to wear two. The, headgear consists of two layers. The under cap is called "tupmutse". The casque and ornamental pins are pinned into it. Above the forehead there is a triangular incision. This is accommodate the big forelock called "bles". When they don't work they wear a second, bigger cap. During weekdays they wear an upper cap made of interwoven tulle or a plain tissue with small motives. The expensive Sunday upper cap is made of Brusselles lace. ft is prepared with starch and is kepi in shape with a fanned carcass. Beside the golden squares they of ten wear gold cappins. Around the neck is a necklace of red coral. ft has five or six rows and is closed at the back with a gold look.