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Pair of Shoes

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Place Of Origin

These gravity-defying shoes are inspired by the sometimes vertiginously tall footwear worn by courtesans in the Edo period. At the same time as referencing historical Japanese dress, Noritaka Tatehana uses traditional materials and techniques to create his shoes. A trained dyer and weaver, he hand-crafts each pair himself.


object details
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 4 parts.

  • Shoe
  • Shoe
  • Storage Box
  • Lid
Materials and Techniques
Brief Description
One pair of heel less shoes, embossed and stencilled leather, 2014, Noritaka Tatehana, Japan
Gallery Label
These gravity-defying shoes are inspired by the sometimes vertiginously tall footwear worn by courtesans in the Edo period. At the same time as referencing historical Japanese dress, Noritaka Tatehana uses traditional materials and techniques to create his shoes. A trained dyer and weaver, he hand-crafts each pair himself.(27/10/2015)
Summary
These gravity-defying shoes are inspired by the sometimes vertiginously tall footwear worn by courtesans in the Edo period. At the same time as referencing historical Japanese dress, Noritaka Tatehana uses traditional materials and techniques to create his shoes. A trained dyer and weaver, he hand-crafts each pair himself.
Collection
Accession Number
FE.34:1, 2-2015

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record createdMarch 9, 2015
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