(i) and (ii) A pair of bound foot shoes with salmon pink silk uppers embroidered with a floral motif on the pointed toes, edged with blue and white woven ribbon on top, blue and white silk piping below, and with a ruyi-shaped back flap of pale blue silk. Lined with white cotton. Wooden wedge-shaped, arched heel covered with white silk, embroidered with a floral design on padded sole. (iii) A single Manchu woman's informal shoe with boat shaped heel. Greenish gold silk vamp with orange rim, with a gold thread pattern. Front light and dark blue and white butterfly embroidery on black. Sides have light blue flowers, and two dark blue birds with sequins in between on both sides. Back has simple outline design using single thread in blue and white.
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