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Lotus Shoes from HeBei silk embroidered lotus blossom

Lotus Shoes from HeBei silk embroidered lotus blossom

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1920: Item # 570913

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This pair of Lotus Shoes have a lotus blossom embroidered on each side of the white silk vamp. Used and showing many signs of wear, they are also a bit are dirtier than they appear in the pictures. One of the leather heels is missing. They measure just a bit over 5" heel to toe tip. Chinese women made their own shoes....White silk shoes, carefully embroidered, clearly made with hopes and dreams for the future....considering the dirt and wear, it appears that life did not go as she had hoped....