Not currently on display at the V&A

Pair of Shoes

ca. 1800 (Made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Pair of shoes, shagreen uppers dyed green with turned up toes. The back parts of the insoles (where the wearer's heal would rest) are decorated with red and green flowers and plants painted on a gold background and lacquered. The soles are plain brown leather with metal banding on the heal.


object details
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Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Shoe
  • Shoe
Materials and Techniques
Shagreen, green dye, painted decoration, lacquer and metal
Brief Description
Shagreen uppers dyed green with turned up toes, insoles painted with flowers; Iran, ca. 1800
Physical Description
Pair of shoes, shagreen uppers dyed green with turned up toes. The back parts of the insoles (where the wearer's heal would rest) are decorated with red and green flowers and plants painted on a gold background and lacquered. The soles are plain brown leather with metal banding on the heal.
Gallery Label
Label for the exhibition Shoes: Pleasure and Pain Women’s mules 1800–99 Iran Stingray shagreen, leather and iron Given by Mrs Gabrielle Enthoven V&A: T.32&A-1933
Credit line
Given by Mrs Gabrielle Enthoven

Collection
Accession Number
T.32&A-1933

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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