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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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Provenance

Anonymous gift to the MFA, 1923

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Chinese (Manchu), Qing dynasty, 19th century

Object Place

Hong Kong, China

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

RES.23.134c

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes