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Sabots - Wood, Black, 1882-1884 Object Reg. No: ST 017934

Summary:
Alternative name: clogs, wooden shoes.

Pair of black sabots with wooden soles and leather uppers. Square toes. Acquired by Museum Victoria in 1884 from the Belgian (aka Belgium) Export Co.

No reference to the Belgian Export Co can been found in the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition Official Record - it was established two years afterwards, in 1882. It was considered 'one of the practical results of the Melbourne International Exhibition'.

'Sabot' is the French word for clog or wooden shoe.
Description:
Pair of black sabots with wooden soles and leather uppers, attached with stitches. Square toes, less upturned than traditional clogs. Impression in vamp suggests wide opening secured by buttons (or hooks) and laces, and parallel ridges on toe (as if from wear or decorative).
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Belgian Export Co, 1884
Discipline: Technology

More information

Tagged with: import markets, exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, export trade
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Male & Female
Tertiary Classification: footwear
Place Made: Belgium, 1882-1884

Probable place made
Previous Owner: Belgian Export Co

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