Explanation traditional cloting

De next text pieces are from the book:
J. de Bree, 'Kostuum en Sieraad in Zeeland'

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.

The upper body is covered with a "hemdrok", a black chemise of flowered worsted and the shortsleeves are bordered with black velvet ribbon. On the top of the "hemdrok" they wear a "beuk" pinned on the "hemdrok".

On the top of this they have a triangular shawl of the same material as the "beuk" and which is completely plaited. This shawl is called "doek" and is fixed to the rest with pins. They wear a black skirt of flowered worsted and on top of it an apron of fine black wool on Sunday and one of light grey cotton on weekdays. The women wear black stockings and black shoes. When in mourning the attire consists of a black "doek" en "beuk", a necklace of six rows of garnets or black wooden beads and a top cap of plain white cambrice.


Traditional Dress for Males on South Beveland

The men wear long flap trousers of black velvet or "pillow". On the trousers they wear one set of silver trouser buttons. In the long side pocket they wear a knife with a chiseled handle of palm wood, crowned with a lion or two horses eating from a basket. In the handle is a little ball called "soul". The shirt they wear is called "boezeroen". It is blue or black. At the neck they wear golden shirt buttons and a necktie. On the shirt they wear a sleeveless waistcoat.
On the waistcoat they wear a short jacket called "vest".
Waistcoat and vest are- made of cloth or "vrieze". They bath have a dubble row of six buttons with the same motive. The hat they usually wear is round and made of castor. It is called a "Garribaldi". Around 1900 they ware a big round "pluus'oed" made of longhair felt, or a small black cap of black cloth.
They wear black socks and black shoes.
In the past the length of the shoe-laces' told how rich the man was.
Roman Catholic men have composed flowers on the flaps at the back of their coat. At the back of the trousers there are two small holes and a lace to regulate the band size of the trousers.
Roman Catholic man always had a red instead of a black lace.

The rim of the pluus'oed of a Roman Catholic was always turned down.