Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of slippers
  • China
  • pair of slippers, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: China?
  • plant fiber, cotton, leather, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: each 4 x 9 x 22 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: each 1 9/16 x 3 1/2 x 8 5/8 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Allen Phillips
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3537.a,b

The pair of flat soled slip on shoes have leather soles. The footbed is woven from plant fiber and edged with red cotton and unbleached cotton. The upper is woven from plant fiber, and only covers the front of the foot. It is decorated with two vertical ridges of wrapped plant fiber. The upper is lined with red cotton.