Re: [medieval-leather] Re:Old shoe found
- AT Lucas did a paper called Footwear in Ireland that had almost the exact
shoe type that he dated to the 8th C.(? Been a while since I read that
paper) and shoes like this were worn into the early 20th C in the Aran
Islands (made of rawhide and worn wet-- mmm mmm sounds like fun...). I
personally would think it a stretch to extend their usage to medieval
personas outside the early Irish but that's just me (no facts just a gut
feeling based on other finds, their amount and complexity).
You can find out more on this particular shoe at:
Ex pertinacia pulchritudo
From determination, beauty
On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 9:10 AM, Susan Fox <selene@...> wrote:
> Shhhh now everybody's going to want one!
> Seriously though, for Historical Re-creationists' usage, where and when
> were shoes like this worn? I hear it was pretty similar to ones worn in
> Ireland from Antiquity pretty much to the 19th Century.
> Selene Colfox / Susan Fox
> selene@... <selene%40earthlink.net>
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