bound foot boot (clothing: footwear)

Right shoe of a pair of woman's bound foot ankle length boots of Northern style with pointed and upturned toes. Purple silk upper embroidered with floral and insect designs at vamp, edged with ribbon, couched gold foil and a band of pale blue silk with floral embroidery. A back flap of light green and cream cotton extends from ankle. A wooden wedge heel covered with white cotton on side and light green cotton on underside with floral embroidery at centre. Lined with white cotton.

Collection Information

These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.

The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.

If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: