If you’ve been keeping up with things, you will know that Marc and I have been working on making a set of Mongol garb for me, so that I can start attending SCA events. Well, one of the “missing pieces”, so to speak, were my boots. Mongolians have very unique footwear, and it’s virtually impossible to get outside of Mongolia.
For Christmas, Marc managed to get me a pair of Mongolian boots, in the correct historical style (simpler, with toes that are still curved, but less so), all the way from Mongolia. They’re handmade and they’re quite beautiful. I’m wicked happy with them, and since they’re straight-last (no right or left), I’ve been wearing them to try and mold them to my feet, with some degree of success. They’re made of heavy wool felt, suede, and fine calfskin, and are the warmest boots I have ever owned.
Here are some photos of my beloved new footwear:
The heels are square:
The detailing is beautiful:
The upturned toe helps to keep your feet from slipping out of the stirrups. The soles are very thick and very stiff, so the curve also allows your foot to roll as you walk.
Marc and I finished the trim on my Mongol deel before I left for the holidays, but I never got Read More
Marc and I have been working on my Mongolian deel. We have the lining sewn, and are working on the Read More
Marc and I are almost finished with my Mongol deel for my Mongol SCA impression. The lining and exterior have Read More