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Pair of men's mules

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Man's mule. Vamp of ribbed blue silk, brocaded with gold-colored silk (and metallic yarns?) in decorative motif, trimmed with gilt-silver lace at toplines. Square toes. Leather soles. Stacked leather heels. Leather linings and insoles with serrated edge at heels.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

1670s

Object Place

Europe?

Dimensions

29.4 x 9.3 x 8.5 cm (11 9/16 x 3 11/16 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

46.758a-b

Medium or Technique

Leather, brocaded silk, and metallic lace

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes