Fit for an Adventurer and Warrior: The Celtic Gloves
As we all know, the accessories are what complete any look. This is no less true when it comes to cosplay, reenactment outfits, or LARP characters. So, with this in mind, you’re doubtless after a pair of gloves that are versatile enough to work well for any character, while still looking good and being practical for all-day wear.
Lucky for you, you’re in the right place. These Celtic gloves work brilliantly for many characters, whether they are based in history or fantasy, especially if they’re a little rough around the edges. As you’ve probably guessed, these gloves are made out of suede, so are both tough and attractive.
The gloves themselves are fingerless, which makes them practical as it allows you to use your fingers with more dexterity. This is whether you’re wanting to be ready for battle, or simply for day-to-day activities.
The design of the gloves features a band of suede across the knuckles, secured with criss-cross diamond stitching. This allows for a little extra protection where the gloves might have otherwise frayed. The gloves also have an adjustable strap around the wrist with a buckle, which allows you to tighten them to fit more comfortably.
The Celts: Warriors, Poets, and Rulers of the British Isles
Originally, the Celts started out in central Europe, but they spread into western Europe through migration. Their legacy began before the Roman Empire hit its heights, but the two people clashed. The Romans referred to the Celts as Barbarians, but this was decidedly not true.
The Celts were known to be brilliant craftsmen and artists, especially when it came to working with stone and metal. They wore chainmail armor and fought with iron and steel, centuries before the medieval period. Celtic designs are still popular down to this day and their works and legacy have survived.
This is especially impressive when we consider the Roman incursion. The Romans slaughtered the Celts of mainland Europe, driving them into the British Isles. Britain is where the Celtic culture and language have held fast the most, especially in Ireland, Wales, and Scotland, where even the Roman advance was halted. Ireland managed to remain completely free of the Romans.
The introduction of Christianity had a huge effect on Celtic religions, becoming the dominant religion even in Ireland. However, the Celtic way of life and culture still survived into the medieval period and beyond, with folklore and artwork still being a part of people’s life.
Even today, parts of the British Isles continue to hold onto their Celtic roots.
The technical specifications for the Celtic gloves are as follows:
- Material: Suede, metal buckle
- Colours: Black or light brown
- Sizes (Overall Length): Small 6.5 inches, Medium 7 inches, Large 7.1 inches, X-Large 7.25 inches
- Sizes (Wrist Circumference): Small 7 inches, Medium 7.5 inches, Large 8 inches, X-Large 8 inches
- Sizes (Palm Width): Small 3.8 inches, Medium 4 inches, Large 4 inches, X-Large 4.5 inches