One of a pair of bound foot shoes for a woman. Ladder-rung shoe with pointed toe, elongated upper of red silk embroidered with floral and coin designs, edged with blue silk v-shaped topline. Heel lift of red silk lined with white cotton attached at rear, and two twisted heel lift loops of blue silk thread attached near back of upper. Lined with white cotton. The wooden heel is wedge-shaped and concave, covered with white cotton, embroidered with a floral motif in blue silk thread at back, with sole of quilted green cotton. The separate front of the sole is of quilted black cotton.
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