The outer rims were made of silk with flower and butterfly patterns where the shop name “東一鞋店(Dong-il shoe shop)” was printed. The top and heel caps were decorated with red silk, and dark blue bamboo leaf and larva ornaments were attached to the tips of the toe and heel caps, respectively. White leather was used for the toplines and inner heel caps, and cotton flannel was used for the lining and insoles. The front and back of the soles were nailed.

The side view of the shoes for women


  • Title: Shoes for Women
  • Date Created: 1901/1940
  • Location Created: Korea
  • Physical Dimensions: L. 23 cm, W. 7 cm
  • Provenance: Shoes from Joseon Dynasty
  • Type: Shoes
  • Photographer: Jung-youp, HAN
  • Rights: The Chang Budeok Memorial Gallery of Ewha Womans University Museum
  • Medium: Silk, Leather

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