FANTASTIC MID 19TH CENTURY SAILOR MADE ROPEWORK SHOE

19th Century Sailors Ropework Shoe

This beautiful woman's ropework shoe is made entirely of string with a varnished surface. The shoe was made by a sailor, likely on a long whaling voyage as a gift for a loved one back home. For the 19th century whaler knot tying played a large role in their daily routine. As such many sailors became quite adept at fashioning heavy string or twine into all manner of fanciful objects and this ladies shoe is one of the finest quality. The form is quite rare and the surface is outstanding.

Dimensions: Length 7" Height 3" Width 2 3/4"

Price $ 395.00

 

19th Century Sailors Ropework Shoe
19th Century Sailors Ropework Shoe
19th Century Sailors Ropework Shoe