lily slippers 2, 19th century

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GOLDEN LILY SLIPPER RED PEONY

FEATURES: The beautiiful golden lily slippers is a sad part of china's history. Young girls' feet were bounded tightly to stop natural growth. The excruitiating process produced pointy feet resembling lotus petals for which men covetted as beauty and erotic symbols. Embroidered silks featuring red peonies adorn this particular pair. Delicate ribbons trim the patterns. Brown silks line the outsoles. Extremely rare.

DIMENSIONS: 5"l x 1.5"w x 2" h 

MATERIALS: Cotton, silk

CONDITION: Excellent

CONSTRUCTION: Hand made, hand sewn

ORIGIN: Yun Nan

ERA: 19th century