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Slipper

Description

Black wool w/ green swastikas and red squares; handwoven; pink and cream and green striped binding tape w/ bow and gold button; drawstring ties, lined w/ black/white wool check.

Details

Label
Walk Right In 11/98-3/99 This pair of men's slippers is made entirely of recycled materials. The sock-like form is fashioned from a scrap of ingrain carpet, a popular and inexpensive floor covering. They are fastened with buttons from a Civil War uniform, perhaps worn by the owner, William D. Sewell of Bath, Maine.
Maker
unknown
Date
1860
Inscriptions
Buttons--embossed w/ arm holding sword.
Material
hand weaving
stitching
wool (textile)
Object type
Clothing--Footwear
Descriptive terms
footwear
Geometric
geometric patterns
Hand Stitched
hand weaving
Men's clothing
SLIPPER
slippers (shoes)
stitching
wool (textile)
Woven
Accession Number
1923.411
GUSN
29917

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