shoe (clothing: footwear)

One of a pair of silk shoes for a young child of purple silk, decorated in the shape of a fish with a flap of turquoise silk imitating a tail on ankle. Vamp embroidered with couched gold thread in design of flowers, scales and fins to look like fish. Eyes and moustache applied in couched gold thread and green tassles. Lined with white cotton. Cotton sole with three flower heads embroidered on the underside.

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The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive.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: enquiry@horniman.ac.uk