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Old Chinese Leather Rice Paddy Work Boot

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pre 1920: Item # 625999

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Question:Ever wonder what the Chinese wore on their feet while working in a flooded rice field? The answer: Large high leather boots with knobbed soles. I have 2 of these but I suspect they they are not really a pair, so I am selling them separately. Obviously, they have had a long and useful life. Considering the amount of the dried dirt that fell out of the inside when I turned them upside down, I doubt that they are still water-proof. Sourced from Ning Bo Province, the boots are 16" high and heel to toe 10.5"