Thursday, August 6, 2009

Tatar Boots 1582

"a pair of Tartar boots dated to 1582, pictured below, which currently reside in the Livrustkammaren museum in Stockhold, Sweeden. This lovely pair of boots is embroidered all over (yes, embroidered, not painted), and has a 4 layer stacked heel,... The picture comes from June Swann's "History of Footwear in Norway, Sweden and Finland. Prehistory to 1950," ... Originally, this boot is thought to have been a present from the Khan of the Crimean Tartars during his visit to the Stockholm at the end of the century..."

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