Early morris costume



Dancers’ attire

Lawn garments (shirts), with a coat of buckrum or fustian, painted green, white or black, and embellished with spangles and other metallic decoration. A decorated hat, leather garters with bells, and a pair of shoes would complete the outfit. Each man might also have a purse.
Morris bells were imported in large quantities in the C16 and 17th maintained a stable price: 5/- per gross; 5d per dozen, according to records of 1582, though at Reading in 1530 a gross cost 3/-
  
Those interested in authentic period footwear should visit Ana Deissler's website.  She made the shoes pictured below.































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