Lembecksburg Fohr Slipper (c700-1000)

A center seam slipper from the Lembecksburg Fohr find (K.S. 22446); also resembles some hide shoes (or Chodak) from Gneizno.

Once you have stitched the part under the toe and heel, pound the seams flat. Then tack the center seam and then tack the seam on the foot, to try to form it to the foot before sewing the seam.

The top should be held by a thong, or string.

This design is based on a description found in Hald

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Footwear of the Middle Ages - Historical Shoe Designs/Number 11, by I. Marc Carlson. Copyright 1996
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