Pair of men's shoes

Pair of men's bedroom slipper

Turkish, worn in America
second half of the 19th century


Place of Origin: Turkey; Place of Use: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

7.5 x 9 x 24.7 cm (2 15/16 x 3 9/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

97.153-154

Medium or Technique

Leather with linen stitching

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Pair of red shoes or slippers; pointed and turned up toe; embossed line through center of instep; red insole with white stitching; stiff brown leather sole.

Inscription

Label glued to beneath sole: "Gift of/ Mrs. Asa Gray/ Turkish shoes, for man, worn as house shoesby Dr. Asa Gray"

Provenance

Worn as bedroom slippers by donor's husband, Dr. Asa Gray (1810-1888); Mrs. Asa Gray (Jane Lathrop Loring, 1821-1909); Gift to the MFA, March 30, 1897

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Asa Gray