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An interesting article about what Ancient pilgrims wore

St James' Way - Self-guided 4-7 day Walking Packages, Reading to Southampton, 110 kms
Lol, I had just read an article about him!
Cant help but think of leather boots with no insole, felt or skin clothing
An ancient sporting goods store selling the latest "high tech" for the time gear
I imagine its mainly simple sturdy gear
 
St James' Way - Self-guided 4-7 day Walking Packages, Reading to Southampton, 110 kms
A Facebook post about a very upmarket pilgrim outfit in a German museum.
I happened to look this up only recently for myself when someone started a forum thread about walking from Nuremberg.

I think we discussed these items before. The 16th century is of course already the Modern Era and no longer the Middle Ages.

These items are prestige objects that were kept by the Praun family in their collection of relics and wondrous things. The family was Protestant. The museum writes that it is interesting to note that the Praun family from Nuremberg belonged to the Protestant church. Nevertheless, a pilgrimage [to Santiago de Compostela] was a socially prestigious endeavour. The owner Stephan III Praun travelled from Madrid to Santiago.

The shoes are described as alpargatas and as unworn and probably a souvenir from Spain.
 
I happened to look this up only recently for myself when someone started a forum thread about walking from Nuremberg.

I think we discussed these items before. The 16th century is of course already the Modern Era and no longer the Middle Ages.

These items are prestige objects that were kept by the Praun family in their collection of relics and wondrous things. The family was Protestant. The museum writes that it is interesting to note that the Praun family from Nuremberg belonged to the Protestant church. Nevertheless, a pilgrimage [to Santiago de Compostela] was a socially prestigious endeavour. The owner Stephan III Praun travelled from Madrid to Santiago.

The shoes are described as alpargatas and as unworn and probably a souvenir from Spain.
Cant help but wonder, how warm,dry,weather proof the cloths were!
 

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