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Pair of women's shoes (xie)

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Black silk satin shoes with white, blue, green, yellow and purple floral embroidery. Blue and white cord covers any visible seams on the outside of the shoe. Blue silk tape along the top-line. Gray cotton welt between bottom of the shoe and the sole. White cotton covered wood wedge heels. The...

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; Gift from Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA, January 1944

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Chinese (Manchu), Qing Dynasty, late 19th to early 20th century

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12.8 x 7.6 x 20 cm (5 1/16 x 3 x 7 7/8 in.)

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Silk satin with silk embroidery, silk and cotton plain weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts