Until 1890, all Frisian women wore
a crown of gold on their heads.
If you were Frisian male and swore
to marry, you had to melt all
your wealth into a crown.
No crown of gold: no wife,
no children, no family, no life.
If you touched someone's wife,
you were stealing the golden crown.
The woman was princess, queen, wife,
gold, money, crown.
The practice stopped
when Frisian women went bald at thirty.
The crown of gold was replaced
with an elaborate lace cap.