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Man's shoes (xie)

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Medium and dark brown braided cane mule with a stiff wooden sole (bamboo?). The sole has a large running stitch around the perimeter and up the center. Removable braided insoles. Inscription on 1973.197a: "Chinese Slippers/ From/ Mother 1868"

Provenance

Gift from Mrs. Charles M. Harsh to the MFA, 1973

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles M. Harsh

Chinese, Qing Dynasty, 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Height x width: 1 3/4 x 11 in. (4.4 x 27.9 cm)

Accession Number

1973.197a-b

Medium or Technique

Braided cane, running stitch, wood

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes