Pair of shoes

India
19th century


Object Place: Flanders

Dimensions

20.5 x 9.5 x 38.6 cm (8 1/16 x 3 3/4 x 15 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

44.478a-b

Medium or Technique

Paper with silk, glass bead, and metal thread embroidery, mounted on leather

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Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Paper and cloth covered vamp embroidered with gilt-silver yarns, wires, foil and bits of red and mirrored glass in motif of quatrefoils and oval rosettes; fleur-de-lis formed at throat, red velvet quarters, butted seams. Long pointed toe solidly embroidered with gilt-silver yarns in herringbone pattern on top, embroidered like vamp on bottom. Brown leather sole with stacked leather flat heel. Leather insole, lining. Turnshoe construction. Condition: tarnished and worn, some embroidery and glass missing.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection