The clogmaker

Less than a hundred years ago, the standard footwear of rural France was the wooden clog (part of our house used to be the local clogmaker’s workshop). Today, though, traditional clog-making is only seen at expositions of years gone by – as in this example, seen at the Christmas Fair in nearby Lesterps.

 

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: People at work

Tuesdays of Texture: Where clogs come from

Often to be seen at the vide-greniers and miscellaneous Fêtes around here is an artisan who makes wooden clogs in the traditional manner – hand-turned on a lathe. This is his raw material.

Tuesdays of Texture 13 June 2017