Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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lotus shoe
  • China
  • lotus shoe, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: China
  • cotton, silk
  • Object Length: 6.4 cm
    Object Length: 2 1/2 in
  • Gift of Miss Helen Rhoda Hoopes
  • Not on display
  • 1948.0004

Girl's shoe for bound foot made with cerise damask with a red cotton top and ties. It has green silk binding and a small turned-up toe with colored embroidery butterflies. There is an embroidered floral spray on the back of the heel.