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Snowshoes

Our antique snowshoes come from North America. These amazing handcrafted snowshoes were made from seasoned ash, oak or maple wood ~ hand woven with rawhide and most of them still have their original leather bindings. They are all in very good shape considering their age and could still be used out on the snow or to hang on the wall.

215.00 CHF

These 1960's antique Canadian snowshoes were made by the Faber Company in Loretteville, Quebec. They are complete & in excellent condition and would make a nice wall hanger at your ski lodge or a gift to a friend for their chalet wall. 

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These vintage Canadian snowshoes are in very good condition. They have a wonderful patina with all the webbing in place with leather bindings.



290.00 CHF

This is a very good looking pair of combined "Bear Paw/Huron" style vintage snowshoes from Canada.  Minor repairs were done on the leather straps to keep them functional and the raw hide is complete. If you are looking for a fine pair of antique snowshoes to enhance your chalet decoration, these are definitely for you!

240.00 CHF

These traditional Cree snowshoes were found in the first nations reserve of "Atikamekw of Manawan" in Quebec & are in excellent condition considering their age. Rather than using leather bindings, the Cree snowshoes consisted of using cloth rope straps (no longer attached) which were often replaced due to the elements.

275.00 CHF

Made in Lac Megantic, Quebec, these vintage 1940's white Ash frame snowshoes are in excellent condition. They have a wonderful patina with all the rawhide webbing in place and the leather bindings are complete. A great set of decorative snowshoes for your home or chalet!. 

215.00 CHF

Oh Canada! These are a very unique pair of antique snowshoes. The wooden frames were bought by a professionnal Canadian trapper who did the rawhide lacing himself and fashioned the bindings using rubber from an old tire inner tube.

225.00 CHF

These vintage Canadian "Huron" style snowshoes are in great condition. They have a wonderful patina with all the webbing in place with leather bindings.

315.00 CHF

Originally these snowshoe "planks" were made by the indians from Little Whale River in Quebec, Canada. The first ones made were from 1894 and were called "Papatshitakusham" snowshoes made from two flat spruce planks. They were mostly used in Spring for travelling over soft, slushy snow. The other regular netted snowshoes became clogged with slush, rendering the weight very fatiguing.

260.00 CHF

These vintage Canadian "Huron" style snowshoes are in very good condition. The rawhide webbing is intact & the leather bindings are complete with a small repair on one of the straps.

SOLD

These 1960's antique Canadian snowshoes were made by the Faber Company in Loretteville, Quebec. They are in exellent condition and would make a nice wall hanger at your ski lodge or a gift to a friend for their chalet wall. 



245.00 CHF

These 1960's antique Canadian snowshoes were made by the Faber Company in Loretteville, Quebec. They are in exellent condition and would make a nice wall hanger at your ski lodge or a gift to a friend for their chalet wall. 

225.00 CHF

These traditional Cree snowshoes were found in the first nations reserve of "Atikamekw of Manawan" in Quebec & are in fair condition considering their age. Some of the rawhide webbing has been repaired with cotton rope. Rather than using leather bindings, the Cree snowshoes consisted of using cloth rope straps (no longer attached) which were often replaced due to the elements.
Those red bits are the remains of pompoms, dyed tufts of possibly caribou fur, the red color indicating the Cree Nation. The purpose of the pompoms is that animal fur would mask human scent, and ideally one would craft the pompoms using fur of the game animal one was primarily hunting. 

230.00 CHF

These are very good looking pair of vintage Indian made snowshoes from the Huron-Wendat reserve in Quebec, Canada.  If you are looking for a fine pair of antique snowshoes to enhance your chalet decoration, these are for you!

285.00 CHF

These 1950's antique snowshoes were made by the Chestnut Canoe Company in Fredericton, New Brunswick. An ideal gift for someone to enhance their chalet deco with.

275.00 CHF

These extremely rare children Cree snowshoes were found in the first nations reserve of "Atikamekw of Manawan" in Quebec & are in very good condition considering their age. Rather than using leather bindings, the Cree snowshoes consisted of using cloth rope straps which amazingly, are still intact on this pair. Those red bits are the remains of pompoms, dyed tufts of possibly caribou fur, the red color indicating the Cree Nation. The purpose of the pompoms is that animal fur would mask human scent, and ideally one would craft the pompoms using fur of the game animal one was primarily hunting. 

255.00 CHF

These traditional Cree snowshoes were found in the first nations reserve of "Atikamekw of Manawan" in Quebec & are in very good condition considering their age. Rather than using leather bindings, the Cree snowshoes consisted of using cloth rope straps (no longer attached) which were often replaced due to the elements. Those red bits are the remains of pompoms, dyed tufts of possibly caribou fur, the red color indicating the Cree Nation. The purpose of the pompoms is that animal fur would mask human scent, and ideally one would craft the pompoms using fur of the game animal one was primarily hunting. 

225.00 CHF

These 1940's snowshoes were once used by the Swiss Military Mountain Troops. They are in exellent condition and a very rare find. These antique snowshoes would look just great decorating your home or chalet with! 

195.00 CHF

This pair of vintage Canadian snowshoes is ready for mounting above the fireplace. Some of the raw hide needs repairing & one of the tips is slightly cracked. They definitely show signs that they were frequently used.

The Huron traditional wood snowshoe is great for hunting, trapping, and long hikes in open forests and fields. Very quiet and easy to maneuver, its design provides great flotation in soft snow and its streamlined tail helps maintain a straight trajectory. The Huron snowshoe is the best-known snowshoe whose origins can be traced back to the Huron people of Canada. It is  It was the model preferred by the first French settlers that came to New France in 1604, and by French-Canadian woodsman and trappers during their winter travels. 

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A pair of handmade Bastien Brothers "Big Chief" of Huron Quebec snowshoes. The teardrop shape snowshoes feature ash wood frames with hand woven animal webbing and leather harnesses.

The Huron traditional wood snowshoe is great for hunting, trapping, and long hikes in open forests and fields. Very quiet and easy to maneuver, its design provides great flotation in soft snow and its streamlined tail helps maintain a straight trajectory.

SOLD

This is a very good looking pair of vintage snowshoes from Canada.  If you are looking for a fine pair of antique snowshoes to enhance your chalet decoration, these are for you.



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