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Child's shoe

Child's shoe

  • Place of origin:

    Delhi (made)

  • Date:

    19th century

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered leather and cotton with silver coils and spangles

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Andrew Peters, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Child's leather shoe, embroidered with coils of silver strips and silver spangles. The upper is partly covered with red cotton. The embroidery covers the front part of the upper and forms a floral pattern. There is a triple leaf projection over the instep, whilst the toe is pointed and curved and the heel-end of the upper is pressed down on to the sole.

Place of Origin

Delhi (made)


19th century

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered leather and cotton with silver coils and spangles


Length: 10 in, Width: 4 in

Descriptive line

Child's embroidered leather and cotton shoe, made in Delhi, 19th century


Accessories; Children's clothes; Embroidery; Leather


South & South East Asia Collection

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