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Leather band over instep with purple cotton embroidered with gilt-silver yarns, brass spangles and paper in star and lattice design, nailed to wood chopine with inlaid mother-of-pearl. Square toe pointed heel.

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Algerian, 17th–18th century

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12.2 x 8 x 23.2 cm (4 13/16 x 3 1/8 x 9 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wood with mother-of-pearl and metal inlay and leather with leather applique on cotton plain-weave embroidered with gilt metal and spangles


Textiles and Fashion Arts