This book gives an overview of European wooden shoes with
all their various shapes and decorations. Until now such an
overview has not been published in one book. Dutch, Spanish
and German publications provide extensive information about
the profession of wooden shoe maker, the tools and the social
circumstances in this trade.
With the exception of the Spanish publication, these books do not pay much attention to the wooden shoes itself.
The design of wooden shoes differs in each European country, in each village and even by each wooden shoe maker
The names of the wooden shoe makers who made the shoes described
in this book, are not mentioned, but partly available in the
archive of the museum.
For 10 years I managed the collection and documentation of the museum, composed exhibitions and guided visitors through the museum with much pleasure.
During those years I have been granted with much knowledge about wooden shoes. As many traditional shapes and decorations of wooden shoes are disappearing nowadays.
I hope this book will contribute to the recognition of the wooden shoes which are still available.
You can own this beautiful book for only 18 Euro! (exclusive shipping costs).