Snowshoes

Physical description

Two piece wood frame construction with three wooden crossbars. Pointed heel and toe, with the toe sharply bent, starting at the top cross-bar. Toe piece is open, otherwise hexagonal hide netting covers the spaces between the bars. Centre netting is attached around the frame, over cloth and leather. Diagonal strips cross over and under the horizontal strips in all sections, except adjacent to the toe hole. The section above and below the toe and foot section attach through the holes in the frame, to the outside. A hide strip runs the length of the outside, for these sections. The bent toe section has a hide strip which attaches through the side, on the inside to the bottom of the frame. Hide strips hold the toe and tail ends through holes in the top and the inside of the frame. 'b' has copper wire at the bottom lashing.