Antique Ojibwa/ Chippewa Snowshoes

Antique Native American Snowshoes - Ojibwa/ Chippewa style
c. 1920's-50's – 20th century
Wood, Babiche, Metal (nails)
53 9/16”l x 12 13/16”w x 5 3/16 (upturned tips)
© Vintage Winter

A very unique set of antique Ojibwa/ Chippewa snowshoes.  Notice the classic upturned tips and two piece design.  Unique vintage red and green paint combined with a traditional Native mid section, outer babiche wrap, reinforced tip cross bar and cotton lacing and decorative lacing designs make for a wonderful display piece.  Many Native First Nation people crafted snowshoes in this style including the Cree, Nascapi, Montagnais and others.

George Catlin, Snowshoe Dance at the First Snowfall, 1835-1837, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.451


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