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Woman's shoes (xie)

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Manchu woman's "boat shoe" with red/pink plain weave with float patterning upper with black silk satin wave or cloud-like forms at the heel and toe. At toe there is a blue circular medallion with white rays and a spider-like motif in the center. Black ribbon with silver metallic alternating...

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Anonymous gift to the MFA, 1923

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Chinese (Manchu), Qing dynasty, 19th century

Object Place

Hong Kong, China


Overall: 6.1 x 24.3cm (2 3/8 x 9 9/16in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with float patterning (damask), silk satin, discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts, cotton plain weave, running stitch and leather


Textiles and Fashion Arts