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Slippers - Garden Slippers

Garden Slippers

  • Object:

    Slippers

  • Place of origin:

    Shanghai, China (made)

  • Date:

    2013 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Suzhou Cobblers (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    [Slippers] silk, leather, wood and hand embroidery
    [Shoe-shapers] cotton, brass and embroidery

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Denise Mengqi Huang

  • Museum number:

    FE.4:1 to 6-2013

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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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.

Physical description

[Slippers] Purple silk backless slippers, embroidered on uppers with pak choi and peas in green and white silk thread, uppers are leather lined and joined in the middle with a raised seam, purple cotton innersole edged in black silk with a green label inscribed 'Suzhou Cobblers' with a pak choi motif, leather soles with low wooden heel
[Shoe-shapers] Pair of shoe-shapers, stuffed and covered with blue cotton, embroidered with small crosses in white cotton thread, brass tassle
[Bag (green)] Olive green velour with embroidered inscription in gold thread and drawstring opening
[Bag (white)] Bag, white polycotton, two handles, embroidered inscription 'Suzhou Cobblers' and a pair of slippers in blue thread

Place of Origin

Shanghai, China (made)

Date

2013 (made)

Artist/maker

Suzhou Cobblers (made)

Materials and Techniques

[Slippers] silk, leather, wood and hand embroidery
[Shoe-shapers] cotton, brass and embroidery

Dimensions

Length: 26 cm, Width: 8 cm
[Bag (green)] Length: 41 cm, Width: 19 cm
[Bag (white)] Width: 29.5 cm, Height: 48 cm Including handles

Descriptive line

Pair of slippers, with shoe-shapers and bags
[Slippers] Pair of slippers, purple silk and embroidered with bak choi and peas in green and white silk, leather soles; Suzhou Cobblers, Shanghai, 2013
[Shoe-shapers] Pair of shoe-shapers, stuffed and covered with blue cotton, embroidered with small crosses in white cotton thread, brass tassle; Suzhou Cobblers, Shanghai, 2013
[Bag (green)] Bag, olive green velour with embroidered inscription in gold thread and drawstring opening; Suzhou Cobblers, Shanghai, 2013
[Bag (white)] Bag, white polycotton, two handles, embroidered inscription 'Suzhou Cobblers' and a pair of slippers in blue thread; Suzhou Cobblers, Shanghai, 2013

Materials

Cotton; Silk; Wood; Leather; Brass; Velour; Cotton and polyurethane

Techniques

Embroidered; Embroidery; Machine embroidery

Categories

Women's clothes

Production Type

Limited edition

Collection code

EAS

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