A Horse's Tail

"At that moment the door opened and the three little girls appeared, each carrying a porridge plate. They were dressed alike in blue jerseys and knickers; their brown legs were bare, and each had her hair plaited and pinned up in what was called a horse's tail." (17)

US Teen Hairstyles, 1910s.

From "At the Bay", in The Garden Party, a collection of short stories by Katherine Mansfield, 1922. Worth picking up for costume scholars, since most of her stories contain great clothing mentions. Some, like The Garden Party itself, are centered around women's relationships with their clothing, and many are based in New Zealand.

What I love about this is the terminology--when did it turn into a ponytail, I wonder, or is it still called a horse's tail in New Zealand and thereabouts?