shoe

Small bound foot shoe with pointed and slightly upturned toe. Pale pink silk upper with gold couching in floral designs, edged with pink and gold woven topline. Lined with white cotton. A pale blue silk heel tab lined with white cotton at back flanked by two strap handles. High wooden wedge-shaped heel covered with pale blue silk, sole with red cotton edged with woven ribbon.

see p.84, fig.40, Roberts, G. & V. Steele, "The Three-Inch Golden Lotus: A Collectionof Chinese Bound Foot Shoes", in 'Arts of Asia', March-April 1997.

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