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Antique Chinese silk embroidered lotus shoes

Antique Chinese silk embroidered lotus shoes


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1910: Item # 1407007

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This pair of black silk lotus shoes date to the late Qing Dynasty. Back then, a woman's job was to make shoes for the members of her family. This woman was from a financially comfortable family with servants to do other household chores. Making this pair for herself, she choose a black silk satin fabric for the vamp and made an elegantly sloping sole which would accommodate separate inter changeable heels to be attached. She did very fine needlework on the floral embroidery on each side of the shoes. Heel to toe tip is 5.5 inches Barely worn, these shoes are in very good condition