RARE 19th C Antique Chinese Manchu Pedestal Platform Embroidered Lotus Shoes

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 10, 2016
  • Channel: Auction House
Beautiful 19th century embroidered silk ladies Manchu platform shoes.
In antique condition, with staining and some tearing and wear, see all 12 photos. Non-smoking home.
It was fashionable for Manchu women, who didn't have bound feet, to wear platformed shoes such as these to imitate the gait that Chinese women with bound feet had. The platform base would stick out under the clothes and made it appear that the lady had tiny delicate feet.
Measurements :
Height 5 inches
Bottom of platform base 4 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches
Shoe length 8 inches
Platform height 3 inches