Re: Turkish or Irish trouses
- Good information on Irish "trouses" and other garments can be found
--- 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