shoes

Pair of black velvet women's indoor shoes made of two sections, one curved over the front of the foot, the other forming the heel. Braid stitched in crossing wave pattern to edge of front part, and in two parallel straight lines to top of rear part. Toe section of shoe sharply pointed. Cardboard sole covered with black satin fabric stitched underneath in neat diamond shapes. Lining of checked white and green cotton to sole and checked white and purple cotton to sides.

worn indoors by ladies with bound feet

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