The severity of her Puritanical garb is somewhat tempered by the quaint
hat loaded with heavy pompons which are coloured bright red for the
unmarried girl and sombre black when the wearer is to be a married woman
This is but a fragment of the pageantry of village dress in old Tirol.
Probably the scattered and scanty valley communities have devised more
distinctions of attire between themselves than did the Scottish clansmen.
While the traffic of South and North Europe climbed their Brenner Pass,
they took medieval fashions from both Italy and the old Teutonic Empire,
and invented others