Pair of woman's shoes

Kamchatkan, possibly worn in America
last half of the 19th century

Place of Origin: Petrofolsk, Kamchatka, Russia; Place of Use: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States


9 x 10 x 26.5 cm (3 9/16 x 3 15/16 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Fur (possibly reindeer), leather, silk and wool embroidery in satin stitching and french knots, brown felt

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Pair of brown fur shoes or slippers; white fur trim; embroidered with pink, yellow, and blue flowers on gray stems with green leaves; brown felt welt between upper and brown leather sole


Bought by J. A. Cunningham at Petrofolsk from indigenous people; Mrs. Asa Gray (Jane Lathrop Loring, 1821-1909); Gift to the MFA, March 30, 1897

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Asa Gray