Esme Scott-Stevenson, was very observant of the local population and indeed of the local women:
Over the Turkish women I marvelled greatly, in their absurd French boots and white long sheet, which shrouding them from head to foot, left visible only the single eye that peered so curiously at me as I passed. They looked like great white bundles, though hardly more ungraceful than the Greek women. The latter dress in European skirts of the fashion of twenty years ago, with much fullness round already abundant hips. Altogether the shapeless figures of the Greek women, with the unbecoming way of arranging the hair with a hideous gauze handkerchief tied lightly round their heads, strikingly contrast with the picturesque looking men.
Esme Scott-Stevenson, Our Home in Cyprus, 1879: 20-21;
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