Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of shoes
  • Indonesia or Philippines
  • pair of shoes, early-mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Indonesia or Philippines
  • leather, velvet, wire, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: each 4 x 8 x 23.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: each 1 9/16 x 3 1/8 x 9 1/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3462.a,b
Label Text

The pair of slip on shoes have a low heel. The front of the shoe is black velvet, decorated with a beaded floral pattern in iridescent white and iridescent dark blue beads. The flower appears to be "trumpet flower," with three flowers, each tipped with blue, and two leaves on the stem. There are other leaf or flower parts in the same colors. There is black wire detailing.

They have a leather footbed and sole. The heel is covered with black velvet.