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Sabots - Wood, Black, 1882-1884 Object Reg. No: ST 017932

Summary:
Alternative Name(s): Clogs, Wooden Shoes

Pair of black wood sabots. Acquired by Museum Victoria in 1884 from the Belgian (aka Belgium) Export Company.

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' - prematurely, as the company was liquidated in 1885.

'Sabot' is the French word for clog or wooden shoe.
Description:
Pair of wood sabots, carved and painted black on the exterior. Upturned, square toe. Several parallel ridges across the vamp. Carving suggests flap with buttons to secure.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Belgian Export Co, 1884
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, import markets, 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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