Pair of man's boots

Chinese (Manchu)
Qing Dynasty
Late 19th to early 20th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

43.2 x 27.3 x 8.3 cm (17 x 10 3/4 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2001.838.1-2

Medium or Technique

Silk satin weave upper with cotton plain weave lining and felted paper and leather sole

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black silk satin weave uppers with a white cotton insole. There are red stamps and black Chinese characters along with the name “MEAD” on the insole of each boot. Half-inch white inflexible sole is made out of layers of felted paper with a final layer of brown leather.

Provenance

Acquired by Lawrence Mead in China in the early 20th century; by inheritance to Eleanor M. Strong, 1969; gift to MFA, December 12, 2001.

Credit Line

Gift of Eleanor M. Strong in memory of Lawrence M. Mead