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Molinillo Shoes (pair)

Summer 2013
Carla Fernandez (Mexican, born 1973), Juan Alonso (Mexican)


Center back: 19.7 cm (7 3/4 in.) Center front: 10.2 cm (4 in.) Length x width: 22.2 × 7.3 cm (8 3/4 × 2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Leather, wood

Not On View



Carved wooden platform shoes with open-toe leather upper designed by Carla Fernandez with wooden molinillo (Mexican chocolate whisk/stirrer) heels carved by Juan Alonso


By 2017, Carla Fernandez (b. 1973), Mexico; 2017, sold by Carla Fernandez to the MFA. (Accession date: May 24, 2017)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with the funds donated by the Fashion Council, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Leigh and Stephen Braude Fund for Latin American Art