Collection Artwork
A tall and cylindrically heeled shoe with pink lotus blossoms embroidered on top of black silk.
A tall and cylindrically heeled shoe with pink lotus blossoms embroidered on top of black silk.
A tall and cylindrically heeled shoe with pink lotus blossoms embroidered on top of black silk.
A tall and cylindrically heeled shoe with pink lotus blossoms embroidered on top of black silk.
A tall and cylindrically heeled shoe with pink lotus blossoms embroidered on top of black silk.
A tall and cylindrically heeled shoe with pink lotus blossoms embroidered on top of black silk.
A tall and cylindrically heeled shoe with pink lotus blossoms embroidered on top of black silk.
A tall and cylindrically heeled shoe with pink lotus blossoms embroidered on top of black silk.
lotus shoe (shoe for bound foot)
probably late 19th or 20th century
hand-sewn cotton, hand-embroidered silk, wood
embroidery size: 2 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.
heel size: 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in.
object size: 3 1/2 x 1 7/8 x 5 in.
Gift of Scot and Julie Cohen
probably made in Shanxi region, China, Asia
2020.6.23

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