This exhibition at the Viroin Eco museum reveals the story and fabrication secrets of wooden clogs... These shoes made the fame of the region until the 1950s.
Cheap, robust, clogs delighted peasants, workers and sailors alike for centuries.
Nismes, counting no less than 6 clog factories, was one of the most efficient production sites in Belgium. Its success started to face aftef the war, with the appearance of rubber shoes, as resistant and much cheaper
Only a few houses and brick chimney along the Eau Noire remain of this industrial past.
- Reconstructed workshops
- Vintage clogs
- Presentation of the traditional, artisanal fabrication of these wooden shoes
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Demonstration of the mechanical clog making every first Sunday of the month at 16:00