Women's Shoes

This is a pair of white silk women’s shoes with a green and pink flower motif embroidery on the toe. Artisan shoes were often made in the home or in small shops, possibly as secondary income for farmers or fishermen.
Currently not on view
Object Name
shoes, pair of
date made
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
overall: 4 in x 9 in x 3 3/4 in; 10.16 cm x 22.86 cm x 9.525 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Home and Community Life: Costume
Clothing & Accessories
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
From the Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts

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