A pair of child's shoes with purple silk upper and round toe decorated in appliqué silk with an animal mask from one of the twelve zodiac signs, possibly a rat, with eyes, ears, nose and green tassels as whiskers. The upper is trimmed with printed black cotton with floral motifs. A flap of pale blue silk is stitched onto ankle as a tail. Padded white cotton sole with three star-shaped designs embroidered in red, green and lilac silk threads. Lined with white cotton.

see pp.151-154, Garrett, V.M. (1997), A Collector's Guide to Chinese Dress Accessories.

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