Asian ethnic minority artifacts textiles, tribal arts, primitive Asian Ethnic Artifacts

I will be out internet range and out of the country from Aug 30 to Sept 13 2019. Any questions or purchases will be handled after I return.

Antique Chinese Beaded shoe parts


browse these categories for related items...
Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1910: Item # 1409455

Please refer to our stock # TC581 when inquiring.
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
View Seller Profile
307 Oxford Place
Atlanta, GA 30307
404-377-7210

Guest Book
 to be sold separately or as a pair 
to be sold separately or as a pair

During the 1800's and early 1900's, "Rocaille beads" from southern France were brought into the coastal regions of southern China and used to bead various accessory articles such as headbands purses and shoes... The area of China known as the "staits" became famous for such beaded items. . The Straits Chinese referred to the beads as manek potong ('cut beads') and acquired them from street peddlers and specialist merchants for the purpose of beading and embroidery. this pair of beaded strips were made to be used as the toe area of a pair of slippers which would have been used for a wedding... The bead work on these strips is in excellent condition...There are no loses and the beads remain bright and lustrous.