E0898: India- Shoe

Ethnographic

Identifier:
E0898
Classification Category:
3:Personal Artifacts ➞ Clothing ➞ Footwear
Marks/Labels:
Tag: "Hindu"
Materials:
animal ➔ hide/skin ➔ leather
fabric ➔ thread
Dimensions:
22 cm L
10 cm W
5 cm H
Provenance of Object:
This object was held in the museum that Luther College started in 1877. This museum eventually grew into the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, and following this, non-Norwegian American ethnographic objects were returned to Luther and accessioned into the college’s Anthropology Collection. Without additional documentation, was likely obtained by the Luther College Museum (later the Norwegian-American Museum) between the late 19th century and early 20th century.
Ethnic Group:
-
Source Locality:
India
Description:
A Hindi shoe made of leather with thread designs. Front of shoe is square with a long skinny point coming out the front.
Related Collections
Accession: 1996.ETHN62, 1/1/96 Donated by: Unknown (1996.ETHN62)