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Pair of women's mules

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Paper upper solidly embroidered with mica held in cloisons formed by plaited and netted straw in conventional floral motif. Pointed toe. Green silk covered Louis heel. Leather sole. Pale green silk binding at edges. White silk insole, red silk lining. Condition: heavily soiled, some splitting silks.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Possibly European, 1720–1740s

Object Place

Europe (possibly)


10 x 7.5 x 19.5 cm (3 15/16 x 2 15/16 x 7 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Paper embroidered with mica and straw, lined with silk, silk thread, wood heel covered with silk, and leather sole


Textiles and Fashion Arts