Classic Canadian Wooden Snowshoes
Wood, Rawhide, Leather, Metal
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.
Image credit: Canadian Archives