Embroidered shoes for bound feet

Made:
1870-1910 in China

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Pair of wooden soled shoes, covered in silk, with silk uppers, decorative foliate design in gold thread, Chinese, 1870-1910

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A1920
Materials:
incomplete, leather, silk and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall weight: x x , , .035kg
type:
shoe shoes, costume (footwear), ethnography (chinese) and costume (footwear), ethnography (chinese) and shoe
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
  • footwear