E0738: Chinese Foot Binding Shoe
3:Personal Artifacts ➞ Clothing ➞ Footwear
"Chinese small shoe." Possible tag "Chinese woman's shoes for bound feet"
fabric ➔ cloth
animal ➔ hide/skin ➔ leather
fabric ➔ thread
12 cm L
4 cm W
11.5 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.
Description:Chinese foot binding shoe made with blue, green, and cream colored cloth.