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These wedding clogs from Marken were hand-carved more than 100 years ago. The bride's initials are carved in Gothic script at the throat and the lace-like carved designs give this pair an air of delicacy.

Carved clogs
Marken, Netherlands, late 19th century
BSM P86.251

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Marken, The Netherlands

Marken is a small island in The Netherlands renowned for its intricately carved wedding clogs. In times past, grooms would carve these clogs for their betrothed. Mainly fishermen, many hopeful grooms would carve these intricate designs while away at sea.