Circa Early - Mid 20th Century
Offering a rare find, this pair of leather-encased Dutch wooden shoes, or 'klompen', originate from the mid. These are not your typical wooden clogs; they are enhanced with a protective black leather casing, a feature that signifies their use for more formal occasions or by a higher social class in the Netherlands. Adorned with distinctive brass detailing on the tips, they exude a sense of durability and protection while also providing an element of elegance.
These clogs are a unique variant of the traditional Dutch footwear, which usually features exposed wood. The leather enclosure suggests a thoughtful adaptation for comfort and style, while the brass accents bear witness to the owner's attention to detail and quality. The craftsmanship speaks of an era where functionality and design went hand in hand.
As historical artifacts, these shoes provide an insightful look into the customs and material culture of the Netherlands. They are ideal as a conversation piece for a history buff's study or as a stand-out addition to an antique footwear collection. While they show signs of wear that tell the story of their past, these clogs are a splendid representation of Dutch heritage and artisan skill.
Hand Crafted Leather-Encased Dutch Clogs with Brass Detailing
3.5" H x 9.5" W x 3.25" D
Good, age-related wear (refer to pictures)
No returns or exchanges
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