Oriental Sandals And Shoes.
Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1875
Library locationsArt and Picture CollectionShelf locator: PC SHOE
TopicsShoesMen -- Clothing & dress -- OrientSandals -- OrientShoes -- OrientWomen -- Clothing & dress -- Orient
NotesContent: Printed on image: "… In the Oriental collection is a wooden sandal (Fig. 23) leaving the feet uncovered, and only held on to the feet by a trap with a knob passed between the great toe and the second … Another (Fig. 24) richly painted with small flowers, has the red knob divided into segments to imitate the petals of the nelumbo, and at every step she takes, the wearer presses a spring concealed under the shoe, which causes the lotus flower alternately to expand and close its brilliant petals. // Pondicherry shows its sandals of antique form (Fig. 25) which entirely enclose the feet in a network of fine strips of leather; also slippers in silver, covering the top of the foot and leaving the toes bare; it is the shoe of the higher castes. // As to the nabobs, their flat babouches rolled in volutes are of the greatest richness, overlaid with silver (Fig. 26); … // Fig. 27 is a shoe composed of mailed rings surrounding a triangular piece of metal, damascened in gold. Another, a woman's shoe from the Punjaub (Fig. 28), is embroidered with insects' wings and gold; and from the same locality are a pair with the point turned back (Fig. 29), a pair of men's sandals (Fig. 30) of red leather; also another (Fig. 31) pair with the point turned back (Fig. 29), a pair of men's sandals (Fig. 30) of red leather; also another (Fig. 31) grotesquely ornamented …"Source note: Art journal. Virtue Co., 1839-1912).
Physical DescriptionExtent: 1 print : b ; 27 x 19 cm. (10 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.)
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersDynix: 1711804NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17212466Barcode: 33333159383997Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e6bfac30-c562-012f-3661-58d385a7bc34
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