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Slippers   Date: first half 20th century  Culture: Indian  Medium: cotton, leather, metallic thread  Dimensions: Length: 11 in. (27.9 cm)

Slippers Date: first half century Culture: Indian

Paige Sheffer: I pinned these shoes because foot binding in China was very common.  Mostly for the wealthy and more rich people.  They thought small feet was a sign of beauty.  So the girls would wrap rags around their feet and keep them there for long, long periods of times.

Shoes Date: Culture: Chinese Medium: silk, cotton Dimensions: Length: 6 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, 1943 Accession Number: b

Shoes  Date: 1950s  Culture: European, Eastern  Medium: leather  Dimensions: Length (including upturned toe): 13 3/8 in. (34 cm)

Shoes Date: Culture: European, Eastern Medium: leather Dimensions: Length (including upturned toe): 13 in.

Black leather woman shoe, France, c.1720. laced with ribbon on mounting tab . High Heel Louis XV wood covered with smooth black leather. Leather sole strongly profiled, perfect example of the style of that era. © Musée International de la Chaussure à Romans, © Direction des Musées de France, 2002

Black leather woman shoe, France, laced with ribbon on mounting tab…

Pair of Very Rare/Fine Lady’s Embroidered Flower Shoes

Pair of Very Rare/Fine Lady’s Embroidered Flower Shoes (item detailed views)

Shoe-Icons / Shoes / "Trompe L'Oeil" heelless shoes with upper made of dark red suede with golden leaf shaped decoration on the vamp.

Shoe-Icons / Shoes / "Trompe L'Oeil" heelless shoes with upper made of dark red suede with golden leaf shaped decoration on the vamp.

Shoes  House of Dior  (French, founded 1947)  Designer:  Roger Vivier (French, 1913–1998)  Date:  ca. 1958  Culture:  French  Medium:  silk, leather  Dimensions:  Heel to Toe: 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)

Shoes House of Dior (French, founded Designer: Roger Vivier (French, Date: ca. 1958 Culture: French Medium: silk, leather Dimensions: Heel to Toe: 9 in.