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​Sailor Made Shoe Token

This fabulous tiny shoe was hand woven out of fishing twine by a sailor or fisherman in the late 19th C.  He may have crafted it as either a token of love or possibly as a souvenir to make money when docked.  It is in remarkable condition and originally had been painted gold. It still retains most of the gold paint.  It measures a mere 5 1/2" long by 1 3/4" wide by 3 inches tall.  This is the tiniest example I have ever seen.  What a wonderful piece of maritime craftsmanship!