Pair of women's mules

sablé

French
1890–1900


Object Place: France

Dimensions

6 x 6.8 x 22.9 cm (2 3/8 x 2 11/16 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

43.2258a-b

Medium or Technique

Glass beads, silk thread, metal braid, silk, and leather; sablé

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Vamps of strung glass beads (called sablé) held together with looping stitches in motif of large polychrome poppy (?) on white background with floral border at top edge; narrow metallic galloon binding. Pointed toes. White silk-covered Louis heels, horseshoe-shaped top pieces. Brown leather soles. White silk insoles and linings.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection