Pair of man's slippers (mojari or khussa)

Indian
19th century


Object Place: Persia

Dimensions

Height x width: 4 1/8 x 3 3/4 in., 26.5 cm (10.4 x 9.5 cm, 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.548a-b

Medium or Technique

Leather and silk with gold metal thread embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Leather uppers embroidered with green and pink silk and yellow metallic yarns; triple gilded leather bands at red leather binding. Upturned pointed toes; copper wire-bound points at vamp throats; green leather piece at quarter points. Two layer leather sole. Red silk insoles embroidered with gilt-copper yarns.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; Gift from Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA, May 12, 1949

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection