Collection Artwork
A magenta pair of shoes embroidered with light blue, green, pink, and yellow birds, butterflies, and lotus flowers.
A magenta pair of shoes embroidered with light blue, green, pink, and yellow birds, butterflies, and lotus flowers.
A magenta pair of shoes embroidered with light blue, green, pink, and yellow birds, butterflies, and lotus flowers.
A magenta pair of shoes embroidered with light blue, green, pink, and yellow birds, butterflies, and lotus flowers.
A magenta pair of shoes embroidered with light blue, green, pink, and yellow birds, butterflies, and lotus flowers.
A magenta pair of shoes embroidered with light blue, green, pink, and yellow birds, butterflies, and lotus flowers.
lotus shoes (shoes for bound feet)
probably late 19th or 20th century
hand-sewn cotton, hand-embroidered silk, wood
laces size: 18 1/2 in.
heel lift reinforcement size: 5 1/2 x 3 in.
embroidery size: 1 x 2 1/2 in.
heel size: 1 3/4 x 3 1/2 in.
object size (each shoe): 8 x 2 3/8 x 6 1/8 in.
Gift of Scot and Julie Cohen
possibly made in Shanxi region, China, Asia
2020.6.22.a-b

Ongoing Research

Research on our collection is ongoing. If you have resources you’d like to share, please contact Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara.
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