bound foot boot

Single bound foot ankle length boot with a pointed toe, wide shaft, and arched sole. The upper is of stiffened purple damask embroidered with an insect and floral designs at the vamp. It is trimmed with braided ribbons in white, black, pale blue, and lilac, between the vamp and the throat of white cotton. It is lined with blue and white printed cotton. A piece of red paper has been placed on the insole. The shoe has an arched wooden sole with a high heel, covered with white cotton, with an ornate sole of pale blue and purple silk with multi-coloured ribbon trimming, and two top-pieces of quilted cotton: the front of blue cotton, and the back in tear-shape of white cotton decorated with green silk and multi-coloured ribbons.

Shoes of this type were worn indoors only.

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