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Child's shoe

Child's shoe

  • Place of origin:

    Shache (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1873 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk, cotton, embroidered

  • Museum number:

    2077(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pair of Chinese child's shoes in white silk satin upper with embroidered floral motifs in multi-coloured silk floss threads, a slightly padded toe section of additional decorative embroidery, and a thin flat cotton sole with embroidered motifs in cotton thread at its bottom.

Place of Origin

Shache (made)

Date

ca. 1873 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silk, cotton, embroidered

Marks and inscriptions

Dimensions

Length: 13 cm, Height: 4 cm, Width: 5.5 cm

Object history note

Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. Part of an ethnological collection acquired by Sir Thomas Douglas Forsyth from Yarkand (Shache in Chinese) in 1873-4.

Descriptive line

Child's shoe, cotton, silk, embroidered, from Shache (Yarkand), China, ca. 1873

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Garrett, Valery M., Chinese Clothing: An Illustrated Guide, New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.
Garrett, Valery M. A Collector's Guide to Chinese Dress Accessories. Singapore: Times Editions, 1997

Categories

Textiles; Accessories; Footwear; India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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