Collection Artwork
A gray pair of shoes with embroidered white birds, pastel purple lotus flowers, and pastel blue fanning leaves. Gold flower sequins on black fabric decorate the fronts.
A gray pair of shoes with embroidered white birds, pastel purple lotus flowers, and pastel blue fanning leaves. Gold flower sequins on black fabric decorate the fronts.
A gray pair of shoes with embroidered white birds, pastel purple lotus flowers, and pastel blue fanning leaves. Gold flower sequins on black fabric decorate the fronts.
A gray pair of shoes with embroidered white birds, pastel purple lotus flowers, and pastel blue fanning leaves. Gold flower sequins on black fabric decorate the fronts.
lotus shoes (shoes for bound feet)
probably late 19th or 20th century
hand-sewn cotton, hand-embroidered silk, wood
embroidery size: 1 1/4 x 4 in.
heel size: 1 x 1 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.
object size (each shoe): 5 1/4 x 2 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.
Gift of Scot and Julie Cohen
probably made in Zhejiang region , China, Asia
2020.6.13.a-b

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