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Red leather band over instep with appliqued white leather and gilt-silver floral motif, nailed to high wood chopine with inlaid mother-of-pearl, ivory and polished wood in 6-pointed star motif. Pointed toe and heel.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

North African, probably 18th century

Object Place

North Africa


20 x 17.8 x 22 cm (7 7/8 x 7 x 8 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Leather embroidered with gilt metal thread on appliquéd leather, braided mettalic and silk trim, wood with inlaid mother-of-pearl, ivory, wood and metal


Textiles and Fashion Arts