Collection Artwork
Red satin shoes with intricately embroidered bats, Chinese symbols, and serpentine shapes in light blue-shaded thread.
Red satin shoes with intricately embroidered bats, Chinese symbols, and serpentine shapes in light blue-shaded thread.
Red satin shoes with intricately embroidered bats, Chinese symbols, and serpentine shapes in light blue-shaded thread.
Red satin shoes with intricately embroidered bats, Chinese symbols, and serpentine shapes in light blue-shaded thread.
lotus shoes (shoes for bound feet)
probably late 19th or 20th century
hand-sewn cotton, hand-embroidered silk, wood
embroidery size: 2 3/8 x 4 in.
heel lift reinforcement size: 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 in.
heel size: 1 1/8 x 1 5/8 x 4 7/8 in.
object size (each shoe): 5 3/4 x 2 1/4 x 6 1/2 in.
Gift of Scot and Julie Cohen
probably made in Shandong region, China, Asia
2020.6.7.a-b

Ongoing Research

Research on our collection is ongoing. If you have resources you’d like to share, please contact Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara.
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