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pair of lotus shoes
  • China
  • pair of lotus shoes, 1800s, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • Where object was made: China
  • silk, wood, leather
  • Object Height/Width: 12.7 x 12.7 cm
    Object Height/Width: 5 x 5 in
  • Gift of Mrs. R. Boese
  • Not on display
  • 1950.0026.a,b

Pair of shoes for bound feet made from red silk brocade with a red and blue cotton back. The heel is made from wood and is covered with gray silk and green satin. The sole is leather.