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Pair of Overshoes

1800-1900 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Pair of overshoes, of leather, covered with red and green velvet applied in a pattern, and trimmed with tufts of different coloured wools.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Shoe
  • Shoe
Materials and techniques
Leather with applied silk velvet and trimmed with tufts of wool
Brief description
Pair of overshoes, leather with applied silk velvet and trimmed with tufts of wool, embroidered silk damask, Khotan (modern Hetian/Hotan), Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, 1800-1900
Physical description
Pair of overshoes, of leather, covered with red and green velvet applied in a pattern, and trimmed with tufts of different coloured wools.
Style
Credit line
Given by Captain George Sherriff
Object history
These shoes into the Museum as part of a set with a magenta pink coat, blue tunic, green trousers, red waistcoat, a tasselled hat and silver and coral plait decorations. George Sherriff (1898-1967), the renowned plant hunter who donated them to the Museum, recorded that he acquired them in Khotan, a town in today's Xinjiang Region of China.

(Registered File number 1898/1932)
Production
From the Khotan region (modern Hetian/Hotan)
Associated object
T.31D-1932 (Part)
Collection
Accession number
T.31F&G-1932

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Record createdSeptember 30, 2010
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