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Snow Shoes

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Pigment, Stroud cloth, wood, fiber
DATES early 19th century
DIMENSIONS 55 x 13 in. (139.7 x 33 cm)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Wooden snow shoes constructed with upturned, pointed tips. They are decorated with both red paint as well as red Stroud cloth which has been added as small red squares along the edges and covering the edges of the center sections. The red cloth is also wrapped around the curved wooden members that make up the external structure of the snow shoe. At the center of each shoe's right and left side, hide thong is wrapped over the red cloth section to secure it.
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