Observations of Strasbourg

I observed that some of the women of this City do use that fashion of plaiting their haire in two long locks hanging downe over their shoulders, as before in Zurich and Basil. But it is not a quarter so much used here as in Basil. As for those strange kinde of caps that the women promiscuously with the men doe weare in Basil (as I have before said) none of them are used here, but most of the women, especially their Matrons doe weare very broad caps made of cloth, and furred, and many of them blacke velvet caps of as great a bredth.

Citation Type  Prose
Citation Year 1602