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Shoe

Object Number:2003-40-4B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: China
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Cotton
Technique:Hand-Sewn
Embroidered
Height: 8.89 cm
Length: 15.24 cm
Width: 6.35 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1918.1.1b - Other Number

Description

Woman's shoes for bound feet. Small red silk shoes with tiny peaked toes and small white wedge heel with blue silk cord over top ending with silver metalic brocade and blue stripes on each end. Front made of series of silk strands starting at tip and widening out to top of vamp, edged by 2 bands of blue silk on each side. The sides are embroidered with a floral design; there are 2 loops on either side and a long 3 pointed tab at the back. Red on the underside and blue brocade edged with brown, grey, pink and blue cord. The lining is pink.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Sex: A History in 30 Objects (17 Oct 2015 - 31 Jul 2016) View Objects in Exhibition

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