These small wooden clogs with decorative carvings are from the Picardy region in France; however, they could have originated in other parts of Europe such as the Netherlands or Belgium. Interestingly, there is a sabot museum in Buironfosse.
The age of these is unknown, but I estimate they may be circa early 1900s.
Dimensions are approximately 5.5" x 2".
*****Condition: Please note the wood is scarred with scrapes and nicks. There are also holes, which may have been used to attach leather inserts or straps across the top, as was common. Finally, as seen in the first photo, there is a white mark.
I suggest these be used for decor rather than for wearing. A ribbon through the holes would allow them to be hung for display.
Thank you to https://sitesandstories.wordpress.com/2019/04/22/sabots/ for a very interesting history of sabots. Also, fascinating that the word sabotage comes from the word sabot! See https://handwovenmagazine.com/origin-of-the-word-sabotage/ for more information. For more information, see https://www.houltonmuseum.org/sabots
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