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Pair of poulaine (or crakow ) shoes

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Purple silk velvet upper, blue silk binding at top; eyelets for side lacings; butted side and back seams. Long pointed toe. Flat stacked leather heel. Leather sole, insole. White leather quarter lining; gray cotton vamp lining.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

probably French, 15th century

Object Place

probably France


16.5 x 10.6 x 45 cm (6 1/2 x 4 3/16 x 17 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave covered with silk velvet, silk binding tape, silk thread, metal nails, painted leather lining, and leather


Textiles and Fashion Arts