Engravings By Theodore De Bry
About twenty miles from Roanoke... Is another town called Pomeiock. The
chief ladies of that town dress very much like the women of Roanoke. Third
hair is worn in a knot, and their skin is pumiced. Around their necks they
wear a chain of large pearls or copper beads or smooth bones five or six
strands deep... Their clothing is a deerskin, tied double and folded high
under their breast, reaching almost to their knees in front,k while their
backs are almost naked. They are often accompanied by their young daughters.
These little girls of seven or eight years wear girdles of skin, padded with
moss...But as soon as they reach the age of ten, they dress in deerskins
just as the older ones do. When we gave them the puppets and dolls we had
brought from England, they were highly delighted. 16th century engravings of
the first pictures of America.