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Re: Turkish or Irish trouses

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  • rowen_g
    Good information on Irish trouses and other garments can be found at: http://www.reconstructinghistory.com/ Rowen
    Message 1 of 2 , May 30, 2002
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      Good information on Irish "trouses" and other garments can be found
      at: http://www.reconstructinghistory.com/

      Rowen


      --- In Authentic_SCA@y..., "arrahateck" <p_mckee3@y...> wrote:
      > From "The History of Travel into Virginia Britannia" by William
      > Strachey, 1612. Speaking of the Powhatan Indians, Strachey
      > wrote; "True it is sometimes in cold weather, or when they go a-
      > hunting or seeking the fruits of the woods, or gathering bents for
      > their mats, both men and women to defend them from the bushes and
      > shrubs put on a kind of leather breeches and stockings, all fastened
      > together made of deerskins, which they tie and wrap about the loins
      > after the fashion of the Turk's or Irish Trouses."
      >
      > I have to make some of these for a couple of new interpreters at the
      > Park. Could someone please tell or show me what Turkish or
      > Irish "trouses" look like?
      >
      > Thanks, & take care
      > Pete
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