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The flat snowshoe style has a tail and is good for travelling in areas where there are no trees. Pair of flat snowshoes with a wood frame comprised of three sections of webbing made of rawhide strips with some strands of reddish-brown hair intact. Two wood crossbars are inserted in slots in frame and nailed in place. Webbing is laced through holes on frame on two end sections and wrapped around frame covered with tan cotton cloth and leather in center section. Braided cloth strips form foot straps. Leather tassles are laced through holes in the frames at top and two on either side of each snowshoe.