Monday, August 16, 2010

Boots & Caligae

These are described as style Zwammerdam and are dated 140 - 170 AD. It's distribution is Northern provinces and Antonine Wall sites. The shoes are described by Carol van Driel-Murray in the excellent article in the book Stepping through Time.
The usual style is a shoe, but ankleboots have also been found, so we decided to have a go at both types. Smaller size shoes are also good for lady's and childeren, as most finds were for small sizes! They have been found both nailed and sewn, so we had the boots nailed and the shoes sewn. This first prototype pair do not yet have the radiant openwork done, further pairs will ...
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