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Lady of Friesland dressed to go out
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Young Frisian woman carrying a basket, circa 1800 - Engraving reproduced and digitally restored by © Norbert Pousseur


Engraving and text from The costume of the Netherlands
After drawings from Miss Semple - Ackermann London - 1817


Woman of Hinlopen.

Although Hinlopen is a Town in Friesland, the dresses of the female inhabitants differ very much from the other Frieslanders.

The married women only wear the high crown, the head dress of the single woman is quite fiat ; but the jacket, petticoat, etc., are wom by both, without variation.


It is true that this lady's headdress is peculiar. Her clothing also differs in general from the other Dutch ladies shown in this book: the skirt is less flounced and her bodice is stricter and her jacket is closed at the neck, unlike all the other ladies in this series. (Editor's notes)
Translated with DeepL


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