Saboterie. Production of wooden shoes in Basse-Bretagne, 1840.

Saboterie, Basse-Bretagne, wooden shoes,  Production, Costume
Saboterie in the middle of a forest in Lower Britain

Saboterie in the middle of a forest in Lower Britain.

Production of traditional wooden shoes (Botou-coad) in Basse-Bretagne. View into the interior of a hut where a family lives together. The man feeds a child sitting in front of a small fire, while the woman wearing the headdress of the Châteaulin group (Finistère department in Brittany) and makes a pair of wooden shoes. Behind her, a newborn baby in a crib.

By Jules Challamel.

Source: Salon de 1840. Publication de la France littéraire. Collection des principaux ouvrages exposés au Louvre.

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