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Shoe for a Bound Child's Foot

Early 20th century
Painted silk with embroidery

Object
3 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. (9.525 x 4.445 x 13.97 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: TN.181
Geography: Asia, Possibly China
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Clothing
Culture/Nationality: Chinese
Collection: Helen B. Chapin '15 Collection

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This object has the following keywords:
  • Asian - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Asia, which is in the eastern hemisphere, and is bounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, and is generally considered to be delimited on the west by the Ural Mountains. It also refers to the numerous islands off the coast of Asia.
  • embroidering - Refers to the process in which a needle and thread or fine wire are used to stitch decorative designs into cloth, leather, paper, or other material. It may also refer to the process used to create machine-made imitations of hand-made embroidery. For the weft patterning technique of weaving raised patterns on a woven textile, use "brocading."
  • embroidery - Refers to works characterized by a pattern or design executed in stitches using thread or fine wire. The designs are typically executed on textiles, but leather, paper, or another media may also be used; the designs may be intended to be framed, or to decorate apparel, bed linens, furniture coverings, pillows, altar cloths, ceremonial hangings, or other items.
  • footwear - Coverings for the feet that sometimes extend above the ankle; generally made of durable materials. Distinguished from "hosiery," which is primarily leg coverings.
  • shoes - Footwear with a relatively stiff sole and heel, and generally covering the foot at or below the ankle joint.
  • silk - Textile made from silk fiber, which is a fiber derived from the cocoon of the silkworm moth.

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Additional Image TN.181_BMC_pl_2.jpg
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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • A Curious Group; a cabinet of curiosities Bryn Mawr College , Apr 4, 2014 – Jun 30, 2014

Bibliography List
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Carrie Robbins and Nathanael Roesch. A Curious Group. Bryn Mawr College. Bryn Mawr, PA, April 4–June 1, 2014
    Figure Number: Violence 17
  • Dorothy Ko, Every Step a Lotus: Shoes for Bound Feet University of California Press. Berkeley, 2001

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<ref name=BMC>cite web |url=http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/153153 |title=Shoe for a Bound Child's Foot |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=12/1/2022 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

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