Träskor

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Träsko with leather upper.
Träskor made by Swedish Hasbeens

Träskor are Swedish clogs typically made from alder, but sometimes birch or pine is used.[1] Clogs are mainly manufactured in the southern part of the country, both as handicrafts and in factories. In 1905 there were 22 factories employing 241 people.[1] One manufacturer is based in Vollsjö in Skåne, clogs for business use are therefore branded "Vollsjö slippers." Other notable manufacturers of clogs include Lotta, Troentorp and Swedish Hasbeens.[2][3]

The most common model in Sweden is one with soles made of wood and uppers of leather.[4] Older models are usually entirely of wood, painted to mimic leather or are sometimes richly painted with floral motifs.

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Citations

  1. ^ a b Nordisk familjebok 1920.
  2. ^ Builder, Maxine (2019-06-27). "These Swedish Clogs Look Just Like Hasbeens (for Half the Price)". The Strategist. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
  3. ^ Doyle, India. "Sweden's Most Fashionable Export? Celebrating The Humble Clog". Culture Trip. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
  4. ^ Klox 2006.

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