KCIDigital Archives

The KCI Digital Archives on the KCI website presents image and text information for the objects in the collection, arranged in chronological order.


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1830s - France

The uppers covered in connected braids of straw and horsehair; deep-pink silk ribbon trimming and cockade; lined pink silk taffeta; squarish toes; leather sole.
22.5cm (length), 5.5cm (width)
Inventory Number(s)
AC9012 93-48AB

A dainty pair of flat shoes elaborately created with delicate materials, made from woven and plaited straw with two rows of circles containing bands of horsehair and a straw work ribbon trim. The upper material, is not very common for shoes, would have made from hatmakers’ straw. These would have been house shoes.