University of Atlantia

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Before They Wore Turnshoes: Late Iron Age European Footwear

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Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UAVA March 18, 2020
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Date:
Sat Nov 14
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
1/∞
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Course Category:
Costume and Textiles
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No track assigned
Description
By: Faraulf (Farolfus filius Richardi) We know the turnshoe was prevalent in northern Europe by the Viking Age, but what about before that? This class will be a survey of historical footwear based primarily on finds from modern-day Germany, Denmark, Belgium, and the Netherlands dated from the 1st through 6th centuries CE. These shoes are typically made from a single piece of leather and were relatively simple to construct, compared to many contemporary Roman/Byzantine shoe styles. We will look at surviving examples that display a wide range of skill levels and decorative detail (or lack thereof) and discuss their patterning and construction methods. These types of shoes would be appropriate for Germanic personas from the Iron Age through the end of the Migration Period and may be suitable for very early Anglo-Saxon personas as well.