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Slippers

Description

Slippers, entirely covered by cross-stitching; pattern of scrolling bands & flowers, black/blue ground with creams, reds, & blues; rounded square toe; pointed throat; 4-3/4" vamp; black binding; narrow waist; spring heel; white leather & linen lining.

Details

Label
Walk Right In 11/98-3/99 In the mid-nineteenth century, women frequently embroidered slippers for men, who were expected to have them soled by a shoemaker at their expense. Some men were known to complain that they owned too many ill-fitting pairs of slippers, made slightly smaller that their feet as a compliment.
Maker
unknown
Date
1850s
Inscriptions
Handwritten note: ""Old emb'd/Slippers/about 1850--60""
Material
cross-stitching
leather
linen (material)
stitching
wool (textile)
Object type
Clothing--Footwear
Descriptive terms
Cross-stitched
cross-stitching
Floral
floral patterns
footwear
Hand Stitched
Leather
leather
Linen
linen (material)
Scroll
scrolls (motifs)
SHOES
slippers (shoes)
stitching
Women's clothing
Wool
wool (textile)
Accession Number
1923.449AB
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Catherine Weld Faucon
GUSN
29936

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