Woman's slippers of novelty woven straw and horsehair with bright red silk; square toe, body of shoe comprised of various weaves; tip of toe is solid straw; remainder of toe with filigree coiled straw, vertical rows of horsehair and central diamond of flattened straw; wide band of solid straw just above; rosette of coiled straw and thread with bow of bright red silk at throat; sides with solid straw bands, filigree straw and woven horsehair; top edge with coiled straw in circular formations overlaid with diagonal strips of flat straw; lining of bright red silk; flat, narrow leather sole, straights.

Label: none
Date: 1830-1840


  • Title: Slippers
  • Date Created: 1830/1840
  • Location Created: Probably Tuscany, Italy
  • Physical Dimensions: L: 10″
  • Provenance: Museum Purchase, Funds provided by Linda Plochocki
  • Type: Slippers
  • Photographer: Brian Sanderson
  • Rights: © FIDM Museum & Library, Inc. Image made available for limited non-commercial, educational, and personal use only, or for fair use as defined in the United States copyright laws. Users must cite the author and source of the image as they would material from any printed work, and the citations should include the URL “www.fidmmuseum.org”. For publication or press requests, visit http://www.fidmmuseum.org/about/rights-and-reproductions/ or email imagerights@FIDMmuseum.org.
  • Medium: Straw, horsehair and silk
  • Object ID: 2008.899.2AB
  • Bibliographic References: Kevin L. Jones and Christina M Johnson. FABULOUS! Ten Years of FIDM Museum Acquisitions, 2000-2010. Los Angeles: FIDM Museum Publications, 2010.

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