Putting on a coif
In the photos presented under this theme a young woman from Westkapelle demonstrates the steps she has to perform to put on her coif (a close-fitting cap).
In the regional costume of Walcheren the hair style and coif combine to make the overall design. To create the big roll of hair, she combs a section of her hair forward and holds it together with a band. She then fixes a roller 12 to 15 centimetres in length in place on top of her head. The sectioned hair is combed over the top of the roller and pinned at the back of her head. Next she puts on the undercap with the ‘oorijzer’ (a band with decorative ends used to secure the cap). At the front she carefully makes sure her hair covers the roller. Then she moves on to the back section of hair. She ties a ribbon around her neck. She then folds the remaining hair up over this and pins it to the undercap. The overcap is then put on and the ribbon is removed.