Pair of tiny bound foot shoes with double high heels. The upper is of red silk, embroidered with two bird designs around the pointed toe, two panels surrounded by couched metal thread on sides embroidered with animal designs, edged with blue silk topline. Heel tab of red cotton curved sharply forward, flanked by two cotton cord loops. The shoes are lined with red cotton with a sole of red cotton. Double high wedge heels of wood, the upper heel covered with red silk with fish and waves embroidery in medallion, the lower heel covered with printed cotton with blue and white floral design. Front of sole is a thick, tongue-shaped, covered with pale blue silk.
See pp.66-67 & pp.116-117. Ko, Dorothy (2001), 'Every Step A Lotus: Shoes for Bound Feet', L.A., Berkeley: University of California Press.