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Shoe

  • Place of origin:

    North Africa (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered cotton, leather, cardboard

  • Credit Line:

    Given anonymously

  • Museum number:

    T.374-1995

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Man's shoe of embroidered cotton. The sole is leather and the upper is formed from cardboard with an outer covering of white cotton twill and a lining of a green, fluffy cotton. The heel section, which is seamed onto the main part, is unlined and was probably designed to be trodden down. A palmette inside a triangular niche has been embroidered onto the cotton with gold metal thread.

Place of Origin

North Africa (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered cotton, leather, cardboard

Dimensions

Length: 10.5 in sole, Length: 27.5 cm sole

Object history note

Registered File number 1995/826.

Descriptive line

Man's shoe, embroidered cotton with leather sole, North African, 20th century.

Materials

Cotton (textile); Metal thread

Techniques

Embroidered; Twill weave

Subjects depicted

Palmettes

Categories

Men's clothes; Footwear; Embroidery

Collection

Middle East Section

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