These Venetian chopines (ca are made of pine-wood. A chopine is a type of women's platform shoe that was popular in the and centuries. Chopines were originally used as a patten, clog, or overshoe to protect the shoes and dress from mud and street soil.
KEYWORDS / TITLE boot (mislabelled 9605) BRIEF DESCRIPTION WELLINGTON of cow leather for children - youth. DATING about 1670 OTHER KEYWORDS boot COLLECTION OF THE Royal Armoury INVENTORY NUMBER 27470 (06:5545)
Shoes (Chopines) Italy Silk, metal “The chopine was a tall clog worn in primarily in Venice to elevate the lady above both the dirt and the hoi polloi of the street. While relatively few shoes survive from the period of the to
Spanish chopines before 1540 feature tooled leather over layered cork platforms. These were over-shoes worn to protect the feet from the filth and excrement in the streets of all medieval European cities and towns.