Vintage Japanese Wooden Shoe Mold, Taisho Period

Mold for western shoes made by the Japanese in the 1930's. Traces of material and tools used is visible. Beautiful patina and when you feel the wood, you know these were handled with care a thousand times. Wonderful condition. Japanese, Taisho, c.1930. 11" long.

Collections: FOLK ART, Japanese, Mingei