Antique Bastien Brothers "HURON" Snowshoes
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.
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.
- Good condition
- L 107 cm X W 30 cm
- Wood, Leather, Babiche