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Shoe Fashion in Haithabu

Date
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Kind of Event
Demonstration
Country
Germany
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Archaeologists recovered numerous pieces of leather in Haithabu, including the remains of shoes, bags, arrow quivers, belts and knife sheaths. The scientists were able to distinguish 10 different shoe types based on the cuts and processing techniques, which proves that the Vikings in Haithabu attached great importance to fashionable shoes.

Andreas Helfert lets you look over his shoulder as he makes shoes and other utensils from soft cowhide and goatskin based on archeological models