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Woman's shoe (gong xie)

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Red silk satin upper with gold geometric motifs along the top-line, green and purple embroidered flowers and gold vines. The back of the shoe is blue silk with a band of white cotton plain weave at the top and two cotton plain weave straps. Heel is blue silk satin with purple and pink...

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Provenance

Gift from Mrs. George O. Rogers to the MFA, 1900

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George O. Rogers

Han Chinese woman's "lotus foot" slipper

Chinese (Han), Qing dynasty, 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 10.2 x 7.6 cm (4 x 3 in.)

Accession Number

00.581

Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silk and metallic threads, cotton plain weave, leather

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes