Tribal Bod Mod
Exceptional Pair of Chinese Lotus Shoes For Bound Feet
Regular price $300.00
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Vintage from the 1900s
An exceptional pair of lotus shoes exhibiting extraordinarily fine needlework and construction. The wood core raised heel and arched fore sole show multiple stitching patterns and density, according to the specific part of the sole. This alone is very uncommon. The stitchery - embroidery on the salmon silk uppers is fine and delicate beyond description, including various designs and figures, using the occasional 'forbidden stitch' . On the toe sides of each shoe are tiny figures in different states of leisure enjoyment, each created with fine single threading and that somehow actually have facial features! A magnifying glass is needed to fully appreciate the various flowers, plants, and symbols, as it is all done with such thin, fine thread. These shoes are in very condition for their age, showing a minimum of wear, scuffing and soiling, all of which are consistent with use and intervening years. Soles measure about 4 1/4 inches. Strangely fragrant. Super collectible pair