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Description

Single shoe of natural linen embroidered with stylized carnations and a floral trail in pink, blue, and red silk threads.

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Label
Walk Right In 11/98-3/99 These flat-soled shoes are called slippers because they have no fasteners. The simple slipper form made shoemaking possible for the novice. In 1808, a woman noted in her memoirs, "I begin a new science today--showmaking. It's all the fashion." This single worn shoe became a family heirloom, having been made by Fear Percival of Lenox and soled by her brother-in-law, Captain Alvin Foote.
Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1810
Material
embroidering
homemade
linen (material)
silk (textile)
stitching
Object type
Clothing; Footwear
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Embroidered
embroidering
floral patterns
footwear
Geometric Floral
Hand Stitched
Homemade
homemade
Linen
linen (material)
Shoe
shoes (footwear)
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
stylization
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1960.71
GUSN
46312

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