Chippewa (Native American). <em>Snow Shoes</em>, early 19th century. Pigment, Stroud cloth, wood, fiber, 55 x 13 in. (139.7 x 33 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund, 50.67.159a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 50.67.159a-b_acetate_bw.jpg)

Snow Shoes

Artist:ChippewaRed River Metis

Medium: Pigment, Stroud cloth, wood, fiber

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Dates:early 19th century

Dimensions: 55 x 13 in. (139.7 x 33 cm)

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Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 5H17, 6H

Accession Number: 50.67.159a-b

Image: 50.67.159a-b_acetate_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
These wooden snow shoes are 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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