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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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

97.157-158

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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

Provenance

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