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Pair of Boots

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

Pair of boots, of soft leather, covered to three quarters of their height with red and green velvet applied in a pattern. The upper part is covered with green cloth, embroidered in chain-stitch with floral sprays. The soles are of leather.


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

  • Legging
  • Legging
Materials and techniques
Leather; silk velvet; cotton; wool; embroidery in silk and metallic threads
Brief description
Pair of boots, leather with applied silk velvet and silk embroidery, Khotan (modern Hetian/Hotan), Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, 1800-1900
Physical description
Pair of boots, of soft leather, covered to three quarters of their height with red and green velvet applied in a pattern. The upper part is covered with green cloth, embroidered in chain-stitch with floral sprays. The soles are of leather.
Dimensions
  • Height: 17in
Style
Credit line
Given by Captain George Sherriff
Object history
The green trousers came 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)
Subject depicted
Associated object
T.31F-1932 (Part)
Collection
Accession number
T.31D&E-1932

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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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