Looking for examples of pre-Roman British footwear

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Looking for examples of pre-Roman British footwear

Postby M Rederick on February 5th, 2017, 7:54 pm

Iron Age shoes, there sure seem to be a lot of examples from Ireland. I'd love to see some from Britain too... Would they have been the same or similar? completely different?
Any input is much appreciated,

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Re: Looking for examples of pre-Roman British footwear

Postby Jeff Scharp on February 6th, 2017, 10:50 pm

Pretty much the same. The few I remember are in the same styles.
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Re: Looking for examples of pre-Roman British footwear

Postby M Rederick on February 7th, 2017, 1:49 am

Thank you for your response, Jeff.
So would "bag" (Or is it bog?) shoes such as these be acceptable in the area and the time period?
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Re: Looking for examples of pre-Roman British footwear

Postby Edwin Deady on February 9th, 2017, 9:14 am

You are lucky in Canada in that moccasins seem to be commonly available. For me the plainest of these would be fine. Isn't moccasin a Gaelic word and those speaking it from where pampouties/pampousies were normal wear for ever?
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Re: Looking for examples of pre-Roman British footwear

Postby Angus M on February 10th, 2017, 4:52 am

Edwin Deady wrote: Isn't moccasin a Gaelic word and those speaking it from where pampouties/pampousies were normal wear for ever?


Apparently just a coincidence, from this website discussion anyway: http://linguaphiles.livejournal.com/1830459.html
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Re: Looking for examples of pre-Roman British footwear

Postby Edwin Deady on February 10th, 2017, 11:30 am

Native word or a Gaelic one, who knows?
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Re: Looking for examples of pre-Roman British footwear

Postby M Rederick on February 11th, 2017, 5:00 am

Native, apparently from Algonquin. Store-bought mocs aren't cheap, and much harder to make than some of the simple early european patterns...
That link Angus provided could explain why some people think it's a Gaelic word... "my feet" "mo chasan" - pretty close. Think it's coincidence. No First Nations person I've spoken to about moccasins ever mentioned it being a European word... mind you I didn't directly ask.
Which style of moc are you referring to when you say they're close to Iron age shoes Edwin? Most of the actual antique examples I've seen are heavily beaded and decorated. I'd love it if you'd find a picture of a moccasin that's close to an IA euro shoe and post it here
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Re: Looking for examples of pre-Roman British footwear

Postby Edwin Deady on February 11th, 2017, 9:32 am

[attachment=0]Pampootie.jpg[/attachment][attachment=1]mocassin.jpg[/attachment]Moccasin

Pampoutie, in use from prehistory most recently on The Arran Islands
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Re: Looking for examples of pre-Roman British footwear

Postby M Rederick on February 12th, 2017, 8:55 pm

Fantastic! thanks Edwin.
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