Shoes (Chopines) Italy Silk, metal “The chopine was a tall clog worn in primarily in Venice to elevate the lady above both the dirt and the hoi polloi of the street. While relatively few shoes survive from the period of the to
Woman's or girl's shoe Italian (Probably Venetian), Italy (probably Venice) Dimensions 7 x x cm x 3 x 8 in.) Medium or Technique Tooled leather, leather, fiber and wood Classification Costumes Accession Number
Top: An extremely tall Venetian chopine made from wood covered in white leather with minimal ornamentation. Courtesy the Bata Shoe Museum. Above: A closer view of wooden Venetian chopines covered in leather, circa Via the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Pair of women's platform shoes (chopines) Italian (Venetian), Venice, Italy Dimensions x x 24 cm x 6 x 9 in.) Medium or Technique Tooled leather over wood, with metallic braid and silk tassels Classification Costumes Accession Number