Judicial Druid attire & pre-Roman UK

Jan 2015
2,933
MD, USA
#2
Both are pretty much fantasy. The right-hand one includes a real artifact or two, such as the bronze sword, but that predates the Roman invasion by a good 6 or 7 centuries--it's really pre-"Celtic".

Usable sources on Pre-Roman British clothing are scarce and ambiguous, or at least debatable, but there are some generalities which are basically accepted. What we know about *Druidic* clothing is a lot less, unfortunately. Pretty sure it didn't look like that, though...

Best place for finding out what we know on the subject is the Kelticos discussion board. Not much happening there at the moment, but all the old threads are VERY helpful.

Matthew
 
#6
Both are pretty much fantasy. The right-hand one includes a real artifact or two, such as the bronze sword, but that predates the Roman invasion by a good 6 or 7 centuries--it's really pre-"Celtic".

Usable sources on Pre-Roman British clothing are scarce and ambiguous, or at least debatable, but there are some generalities which are basically accepted. What we know about *Druidic* clothing is a lot less, unfortunately. Pretty sure it didn't look like that, though...

Best place for finding out what we know on the subject is the Kelticos discussion board. Not much happening there at the moment, but all the old threads are VERY helpful.

Matthew
Thank you!

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Mar 2017
286
Hussletown
#8
These plates were made in 1902.


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The first imllustration is the most famous and was originally created in 1815 by Meyrick and Smith in their publication The Costume of the Original Inhabitants of the British Isles. Needless to say it is pure fantasy. We don't know how druids dressed and although some of the accessories are genuine we don't know how they were worn.
 

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