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Pair of woman's shoes (gi xie)

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Manchu woman's shoe black silk satin shoe with concave platform heals. Uppers are embroidered with pink, orange and green flowers in either purple, pink and yellow baskets with orange tassels or yellow and orange urns with yellow tassels. At the front of the toe, is a single yellow and orange...

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Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; gift to the MFA in January, 1944

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Chinese (Manchu), Qing dynasty, late 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 10.9 x 9.3 x 21.8cm (4 5/16 x 3 11/16 x 8 9/16in.)

Accession Number

44.540a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silk, discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts, cotton plain weave

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes