Woman's Shoe for Bound Foot


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Woman's Shoe for Bound Foot   (1957.02.0027B)
  1. Personal Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Clothing
  4. :
  5. Footwear
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), 1880–1911
Culture Chinese, Manchurian?

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 13.2 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 11.3 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 4.2 cm
Weight 28 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Textile--Silk
Manufacturing Processes Weaving, Embroidering
Munsell Color Information Strong Red (5R 4/14 ) -ns Moderate Pink ( 2.5R 7/6 ) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Red silk on raised wood heel. Pointed toe. Three consecutive ribbon times in "V" over insteps. Purple and white, green and blue with appliqued embroidered flowers. Inset linned with white cotton. Back cotton tab. Two side loop ties. Raised heel shows traces of pink silk. High-arched sole covered in red and silver stitched down center with floral pattern. Blue/gray/green ribbon trim between upper and sole.

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A
Bibliography N/A

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Gift of Vera L. Ricker
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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