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Pair of woman's boots

  • Place of origin:

    Bhutan (made)

  • Date:

    1971 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Felted wool, with applied work embroidered in silks and gold thread, stitched leather

  • Museum number:

    IS.40&A-1971

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pair of woman's boots, black felt uppers bound with dark and light blue tape. They have green felt round the ankles shaped to a point above the instep and red felt over the foot, both embroidered in silk and gold thread with a pattern of flowers. The soles are of stitched leather attached to the uppers by woven braids in white, dark and light blue.

Place of Origin

Bhutan (made)

Date

1971 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Felted wool, with applied work embroidered in silks and gold thread, stitched leather

Object history note

Bought to complete the Bhutanese female costume comprising museum no. IS.3 to C-1969. See also IS.39-1971.

Purchased. Registered File number 1971/3234.

Descriptive line

Pair of woman's boots, black felt, applique, Bhutan, 1971

Materials

Wool (textile); Silk thread; Gold thread; Leather

Techniques

Felting; Embroidered; Stitching; Applied work

Subjects depicted

Floral patterns

Categories

Textiles; Footwear; Accessories; Embroidery; Women's clothes

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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