Edelweiss embroidered woman slippers
Black or red velvet scarpets with the traditional friulian embroidered flowers, with anti-slip rubber sole. The item is made up of high quality material: velvet, sole and upper shoe are carefully selected and cut.
This pair of Edelweiss embroidered woman slippers are also called Friulane as they come from an old tradition proper of the region Friuli Venezia Giulia. The scarpets are really comfortable shoes, perfect for the interior spaces but also for the outside areas. Like the original tradition
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Possible imperfections or minor differences of the product compared to the photo indicate the high craftsmanship of a handmade product. Embroidery pattern can vary fron the one shown.
Nowadays there are only few artisans specialized in making slippers, here called scarpets or friulane, because a typical product of this Region. The production, both in the classic velvet style and in the more actual coloured models, is characterized from a handcrafted manufacture and high quality materials. Main characteristic of friulane or furlane is a special production that require a difficult and precise needlecraft, the same of the original tradition, to bound the sole to the upper shoe. The result of this manual technique is a pair of shoes, unique, comfortable and flexible.
Until mid of XX century, scarpets have been the typical shoes of the mountain region of Friuli, Carnia. The original product is a plat shoe, with no heel, made of velvet or fabric and a sole realized with a lot of fabric layers, seemed together with twine. All family was involved in this manual manufacturing and used this special shoes. Depending on place and of the historical time, some characteristics changed, like tip size and shape.
In the past, during summer, women are used to move to Venice for selling their creations: this is why this typical shoes arrived in Venetian area and became the famous shoe used from gondoliers and called veneziane, papusse and others names. Usually this shoes are more weak than the furlane.