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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.

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These traditional Cree snowshoes were found in the first nations reserve of "Atikamekw of Manawan" in Quebec & are in fair condition considering their age. 

The Cree snowshoes consisted of using cloth rope straps which were often replaced &/or upgraded to leather straps due to the elements.

270.00 CHF

These vintage Canadian modified "Bear Paw" style snowshoes are in great condition (Look almost new!). They have a wonderful patina with all the webbing in place with complete leather bindings.

295.00 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. 

260.00 CHF

These vintage Canadian "Huron" style snowshoes are in good condition. The rawhide webbing is intact & one of the  leather heel straps is shorter due to breakage. All in all, still a fine looking pair to decorate your chalet.

195.00 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!

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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.

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These vintage Canadian "Huron" style snowshoes are clean & in great condition. The rawhide webbing is intact. A fine looking pair to display on the wall of your home or chalet.

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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.

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These vintage Canadian "Huron" style snowshoes are in good condition. The rawhide webbing is intact and the leather bindings are complete. These antique snowshoes would be an ideal decorative piece for your wall at your chalet or home.

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Circa 1960's. Excellent condition (almost new).  White Ash with thick leather rawhide lacing.  "Natural" webbing, Suitable for deep snow, wide open spaces.  Pointed tips, upturned toe. Pointed tips cut through snow & mainly used for rolling terrain and brush.  Tail acts to provide forward "kick" motion, lessening fatigue.  A great pair for ski chalet wall decoration. 

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These vintage Canadian "Huron" style snowshoes are in very good condition & complete. The rawhide webbing is intact and the leather bindings are in good condition. These vintage Canadian snowshoes would be an ideal decorative piece for your wall at your chalet or home.

265.00 CHF

Bastien Brothers brand snowshoes. Handmade in Canada. Except for a small piece of broken off babiche on one of the tips, this set of snowshoes is in really good condition. The leather bindings have recently been replaced with new ones.  Leather bindings were a major upgrade from a simple cloth rope tie, which constituted the foot attachments on the earliest snowshoes.  

345.00 CHF

Circa 1960's. Excellent condition. The Ojibwe traditional wood snowshoes unique shape provides a great flotation in opened forest and field where there is a lot of snow. Its narrow and lifted nose, combined with its long narrow tail, are providing great gliding properties in downhill on hard snow. Quiet and stable, it is a good all-around snowshoe for long distance adventure. The name Ojibwe comes from one of the largest of the Native peoples of Canada that settled along the Great Lakes in Ontario, in western Canada and north-central United States. This highly aesthetic snowshoe is one of the oldest of traditional wooden snowshoes. Curiously, it resembles those used by the ancient peoples of Siberia, Greenland and Scandinavia many centuries ago. 

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Circa 1960's & in very good condition. White Ash with thick leather rawhide lacing.  "Natural" webbing, suitable for deep snow, wide open spaces.  Pointed tips, upturned toe. Pointed tips cut through snow & mainly used for rolling terrain and brush.  Tail acts to provide forward "kick" motion, lessening fatigue.  A great pair for ski chalet wall decoration. 

The name Ojibwe comes from one of the largest of the Native peoples of Canada that settled along the Great Lakes in Ontario, in western Canada and north-central United States. This highly aesthetic snowshoe is one of the oldest of traditional wooden snowshoes. Curiously, it resembles those used by the ancient peoples of Siberia, Greenland and Scandinavia many centuries ago. 

280.00 CHF

A pair of handmade Bastien Brothers snowshoes from Huron Quebec. The "Huron" snowshoes feature ash wood frames with hand woven animal webbing and leather harnesses. The babiche weaving is in incredibly good condition. Their design suggests recreational use with heavy loads. These are durable wooden frames and the rawhide is strong - these snowshoes were built to last with their original dark leather bindings.  

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.

270.00 CHF

These vintage Canadian modified "Bear Paw" style snowshoes are in great condition (Look almost new!). They have a wonderful patina with all the webbing in place with complete leather bindings.

255.00 CHF

These vintage Canadian Children "Huron" style snowshoes are in good condition. The rawhide webbing is intact and the leather bindings are complete. An ideal decorative piece for your wall. 

425.00 CHF

These are very good looking & long vintage "Alaskan" snowshoes from the Huron-Wendat reserve in Quebec, Canada.  Similar to a large Ojibwa snowshoe in general shape and function, the Alaskan's upturned toe, large surface area, and sleek profile excel at covering open trail distances through any depth of snow. These are excellent snowshoe for large people, for carrying large packs, and for those who prefer the classic frontiersman style. At some point in time the toe bindings were replaced and the heel straps are made of cotton. If you are looking for a fine pair of antique snowshoes to use in the snow or enhance your chalet decoration, these are for you!

255.00 CHF

These vintage Canadian Children "Huron" style snowshoes are in good condition. The rawhide webbing is intact and the leather bindings are new replacements. An ideal decorative piece for your wall. 

280.00 CHF

Bastien Brothers brand snowshoes. Handmade in Canada. This set of snowshoes is in really good condition - notice the tightly woven rawhide.  Original leather bindings are still supple enough to be used. Leather bindings were a major upgrade from a simple cloth rope tie, which constituted the foot attachments on the earliest snowshoes.  

275.00 CHF

These vintage Canadian "Huron" style snowshoes are very old but in good condition. The rawhide webbing is intact and the leather bindings went missing a long time ago. An ideal decorative piece for your wall. 

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These vintage Canadian "Huron" style snowshoes are in very good condition. The rawhide webbing is intact and the leather bindings are complete. An ideal decorative piece for your wall. 

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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!

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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.

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An attractive and outstanding pair of Native American Indian Snowshoes in the classic teardrop shape and beautiful tight weaving. The leather bindings are in excellent condition, original & complete. They have tribal tassels/poms (3 are missing on one tip)No identifying maker stamps or labels. A rare survival of fine workmanship in original condition. Picture them on the wall of your chalet or home!!!

325.00 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. 

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These vintage Canadian "Pickerel" style snowshoes are in very good condition. The rawhide webbing is intact and the leather bindings are in very good condition. The heel straps are not provided nevertheless, these antique snowshoes would still be an ideal decorative piece for your wall at your chalet or home.

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