Velvet girl scarpets without embroidery, with buckle and anti-slip rubber sole. The item is made up of high quality material: velvet, sole and upper shoe are carefully selected and cut. Friulian slippers for kids are available in different velvet colours.
On request all girl sizes are available. Please write in the note field or at Customer care La Cort for any questions and for ordering your size and velvet colour.
Possible imperfections or minor differences of the product compared to the photo indicate the high craftsmanship of a handmade product.
Nowadays there are only few artisans specialized in making pumps, 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 slippers, 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.