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

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Gift of Mrs. George O. Rogers

Han Chinese woman's "lotus foot" slipper

Chinese (Han), Qing dynasty, 19th century

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

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts