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97/311/1 Shearing moccasins (pair), mens, synthetic felt, Australia, 1997. Click to enlarge.

Pair of shearers ‘moccasins’

Designed by in Australia, Oceania

Pair of flat moccasins made of cream sythetic felted material. One seam at back, gathered at the top of the rounded toe. The shoes lace-up with white nylon cord laces through holes and this is covered over by a flap that fastens on the outer side of the shoe with a small metal buckle. The shoes are machine sewn and lined with white synthetic felt.

Summary

Object No.

97/311/1

Object Statement

Shearing moccasins (pair), mens, synthetic felt, Australia, 1997

Physical Description

Pair of flat moccasins made of cream sythetic felted material. One seam at back, gathered at the top of the rounded toe. The shoes lace-up with white nylon cord laces through holes and this is covered over by a flap that fastens on the outer side of the shoe with a small metal buckle. The shoes are machine sewn and lined with white synthetic felt.

Marks

Inscribed on each side of each moccasin in blue 'MILMOX', and on the back of each moccasin '9'.

Dimensions

Height

150 mm

Width

130 mm

Production

Designed

Australia, Oceania

Made

Australia, Oceania 1997

Notes

These moccasins were desinged by a travelling shearer based on a traditional design. Such moccasins were orignally made of soft leather.

These moccasins were made by a travelling shearer in Australia.

These moccasins were made in 1997.

History

Notes

These mocassins would be used while shearing sheep. The flap over the top of the shoe prevents the shearer's feet from getting wet from sheep urine.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of the Milro Mail Order Co, 1997

Acquisition Date

24 November 1997

Cite this Object

Harvard

Pair of shearers 'moccasins' 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 14 November 2019, <https://ma.as/158222>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/158222 |title=Pair of shearers 'moccasins' |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=14 November 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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