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Child's Shoe

ca. 1873 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silk, cotton, embroidered
Brief Description
Child's shoe, cotton, silk, embroidered, from Shache (Yarkand), China, ca. 1873
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.
Dimensions
  • Length: 13cm
  • Height: 4cm
  • Width: 5.5cm
Marks and Inscriptions
Object history
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.
Bibliographic References
  • 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
Other Number
13,072 - India Museum Slip Book
Collection
Accession Number
2077(IS)

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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