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Pair of men's boots

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Black silk satin weave uppers with white cotton insoles. There are black Chinese characters on the insole of each boot. One inch white inflexible sole, decorated with wave-like motif, is made out of layers of felted paper with a final layer of white leather.

Provenance

Anonymous gift to the MFA, 1923

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Chinese (Manchu), Qing dynasty, 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 44 x 10.5 x 27.5 cm (17 5/16 x 4 1/8 x 10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.23.134a

Medium or Technique

Silk satin weave upper with cotton plain weave lining and felted paper and leather sole

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes