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Embroider shoes. Secrets of the Silk Road Exhibition.

SECRETS OF SILK ROAD. Shoes with Embroidered Characters, century. These shoes are made with woven hemp forming the soles, and silk threads making up the uppers.

01 Metropolitan Museum of Art, 11-12th century found outside  I have the book with this piece in it.

from Gaochang/Kara-Khoja, on the edge of the Taklamakan Desert in Xinjiang, China.

Tang Dynasty. A variant of the treasure-patterned brocade shoes with toe caps shaped in cloud patterns. Relic unearthed in Asitana, Turfan, Xinjang Uygur Autonomous Region. [Figure 178 in 5000 Years of Chinese Costume0

A variant of the treasure-patterned brocade shoes with toe caps shaped in cloud patterns. Relic unearthed in Asitana, Turfan, Xinjang Uygur Autonomous Region. [Figure 178 in 5000 Years of Chinese

Another open work shoe The shoe shown here on the left has openwork designs cut into the leather dates from the early 13th century. Selection of decorated leather shoes: 13th-14th century

Decorative Leather Shoes - Museum of London - Left: Cutwork Top: Poulaine Fashionable in London Last: Leaf pattern, engraved and scraped, late

Pair of boots  Liao dynasty, 1018 or earlier  From the tomb of the Princess of Chen and Xiao Shaoju  Research Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology of Inner Mongolia

Pair of boots Liao dynasty, 1018 or earlier From the tomb of the Princess of Chen and Xiao Shaoju Research Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology of Inner Mongolia

A thousand-year old Chinese silk shoe unearthed from a tomb dating back to Tang Dynasty (618 - 907)

A thousand-year old Chinese silk shoe unearthed from a tomb dating back to Tang Dynasty -

Yuan Dynasty. Embroidered Shoe (sole). Wool, hemp, and silk textiles. Decorated with very small pieces of luxury silks, including both silk gauze and cloth of gold (nasij). Overall length is 22 cm. Found outside the city wall of Gaochang. The British Museum.

Yuan Dynasty. Embroidered Shoe (sole). Wool, hemp, and silk textiles. Decorated with very small pieces of luxury silks, including both silk gauze and cloth of gold (nasij). Overall length is 22 cm. Found outside the city wall of Gaochang. The British Museum.

Tang Dynasty. The shoes have a surface of blue silk and a flat bottom. The shoes are made of four pieces of cotton cloth, but the soles, the topcover and the ends are made out of one piece. A long thin white silk thread is stuck to the toes as a decoration. Two thin ropes are tied to the back of the shoes. Unearthed from tomb No. 27 of the Astana Cemetery in Turpan, Gaochang. Xinjang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Blue silk shoes from the Tang dynasty, AD century ~ AD century.

felt boot | Tibetan Empire, Kingdom of Khotan | Mazar Tagh, Taklamakan desert,  Xinjiang Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China | c. 8th-10th century

Felt boot from Mazar Tagh in the British Museum collection. Dated century. Mazar Tagh is an ancient fort situated in what is now called China.

Man's shoe, Italian ca. 1590. Upper, white goatskin with slashing and punchwork. Overall length 23.8 cm Overall Height 8.2 cm Weight 33 g It belonged to Baron Ludwig von Peter Block. inventory number i 0305

Man's shoe, Italian ca. Upper, white goatskin with slashing and punchwork. Overall length cm Overall Height cm Weight 33 g It belonged to Baron Ludwig von Peter Block. inventory number i 0305

Tang Dynasty. Linen shoes. Unearthed from the Astana Cemetery in Turpan, Gaochang. Turpan Museum.

Unearthed from the Astana Cemetery in Turpan, Gaochang.

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