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Snowshoes

Accession Number

1179.2014.1

Object Name

Snowshoes

Created

14/11/2014

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

14/11/2014

Brief Description

Pair of snowshoes with wooden frame woven with cord.

Materials

Wood, cotton, metal

Dimensions

108(l) x 34(w) cms

Number Of Objects

1 pair

Colour

brown

Object Production Place

North America/ Canadian

Provenance

We don't know an awful lot about different types of snow shoes, but we are pretty sure this pair are North American/ Canadian, which is not too surprising since that's pretty much the home of snow shoes, and it's perhaps interesting to note that from the earliest times Native American and Canadian Indians used snow shoes to move around on snow covered terrain, whereas their European counterparts such as the Sami or Lapps used skis. The type of snow is the key apparently and we're sure someone somewhere must have written a book about it!
Anyway, our Canadian friend, Gerald Boyer, found this pair in his barn and kindly posted them over to us - another nice addition to our collection.

Acquisition Method

Donated by Gerald Boyer

Acquisition Date

14/11/2014

Condition Check Date

14/11/2014

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

14/11/2014

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