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Some of the Germanic people (such as the Saxons and the Franks) are known to have worn puttee-like leg wrappings from knee to foot. The wraps consistent of one long, narrow strip of faux fur, which were wrapped around the leg, then thin narrow straps starting at the knee are wrapped downwards and ending at the ankle and tied. No clips or fasteners are needed. The wraps stay firmly in place, even during vigorous activity.
During the Viking age, the fabric would have been woven to the correct dimensions for the intended purpose, rather than cut from larger piece of cloth, as was done with our replicas. As a result, a leg wrap from the Viking age would have selvages along each edge which resisted fraying, rather than a stitch used on the modern replica.
Includes: one pair of faux fur leg wraps(putte) with contrasting suede like fabric wraps.
The Viking age is the period of history when Scandinavian Norsemen explored Europe by its seas and rivers for trade, raids and conquest.
Wash the faux fur item in cold or lukewarm water.
Use a mild laundry soap designed for hand-washing.
Agitate the water with your hands to create suds before adding the item.
Rinse the item in cold water until all the suds are gone.
Shake out the item to fluff the faux fur.
Air-dry faux fur. Never use an electric dryer, even on a no-heat setting, because the friction caused by the faux fur item tumbling around in the dryer creates heat that destroys the fibers.