Crafting clogs

The original craftsmanship

The Craft:



Different models in Holland

1910 -
              1940On the left you see the model as it was made throughout Holland in the beginning of the twentieth century. This was the basic model until 1940. That was the period when the miscellaneous wooden shoe makers started to distinguish themselves in order to secure their market share some more.

As more wooden shoe makers came into competition, a number of them moved to provinces where there still some market share was left. Around 1960 there was a nation wide coverage with wooden shoe makers who all also had their own model. That is how every area got its own model.

On the map below several cities are indicated. Click on each city to see what model was worn.

These wooden shoes were made between 1986 and 1989. Some of them have been created based on old photographs, because they were very difficult to find or already not around anymore.