We have here another wonderful find in this very rare pair of Native American Bear Paw Snowshoes.
They measure about 20 inches in length and have a width of about 10 inches, measured across the area of the foot strap.
We love the handcrafted appearance of the Bentwood shape, the wonderful and still sturdy Harness Leather Foot Brace and the interesting woven pattern and connections of the leather thongs.
They are quite old – no doubt dating back in time to the early 1900’s – and as a result, the worn and wearing leather thongs could use a bit of TLC. Perhaps a gentle cleaning and lubrication of the wood frame might also be called for. However, all that being said, even though they are in aged condition, they are quite unusual and for that reason quite a special treasure.
They should be fantastic additions to your collection – making for beautiful Wall Art – perhaps at your winter lodge near a roaring fireplace. Special acquisitions such as these can only continue increasing in value as more and more time goes by bringing you many compliments and a good deal of pleasure.