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Slippers

2013 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The unusual vegetable motif embroidered on this pair of traditional Chinese silk slippers was inspired by shoe designer, Denise Mengqi Huang's trips to the vegetable market. Based in Shanghai, Huang's slipper designs show nostalgia for a by-gone age but are brought up to date with her playful use of fabrics and inventive motifs.


object details
Category
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 6 parts.

  • Slipper
  • Slipper
  • Shoe-Shaper
  • Shoe-Shaper
  • Shoe Bag
  • Shoe Bag
Materials and Techniques
Brief Description
Pair of slippers, with shoe-shapers and bags, Suzhou Cobblers, Shanghai, 2013
Dimensions
  • Length: 26cm
  • Width: 8cm
Production typeLimited edition
Credit line
Given by Denise Mengqi Huang
Summary
The unusual vegetable motif embroidered on this pair of traditional Chinese silk slippers was inspired by shoe designer, Denise Mengqi Huang's trips to the vegetable market. Based in Shanghai, Huang's slipper designs show nostalgia for a by-gone age but are brought up to date with her playful use of fabrics and inventive motifs.
Collection
Accession Number
FE.4:1 to 6-2013

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record createdJanuary 29, 2013
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