Left flying overboot : Baron M von Richthofen, Geschwader 1 German Air Service

Collection ID RELAWM00705
Collection type Heraldry
Title Left flying overboot : Baron M von Richthofen, Geschwader 1 German Air Service
Object type Personal Equipment
Maker Unknown

Flier's knee high left overboot, custom-made from narrow sections of pelts, possibly deer, with the fur side being outermost. The pelts have been sewn together vertically with linen thread using the 'top sewing' method. A band of doubled-over leather containing a drawstring leather thong, which is tied at the outside of the wearer's leg, has been sewn around the top of the boot. Red wool trim is sewn around the toe.