Pair of sandals

Congolese
probably 19th century


Object Place: Congo

Dimensions

13.8 x 11 x 25.2 cm (5 7/16 x 4 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.1761a-b

Medium or Technique

Leather painted with silvered metal, and woven grass

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Brown leather upper formed by side panels and series of narrow bands across instep, all with silver painted decorative motif; cross bands decorated with silver painted buttons ties with grass; toe strap. Wide open toe. Stacked leather sole with pinked edges on bottom. Insole with silver painted decorative motifs.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection