Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Bog Mantle.....Tartan Trews

Bog Mantle (Cloak)
This is part of the bog outfit dug up in the 1950s, which I saw in the Ulster museum in Belfast. I was strangely fascinated by this shredded, matted piece of material- a traditional Irish cloak, the wearing of which was outlawed by Henry the eighth. 

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