Listed here is a fine pair of Chinese lotus shoes or foot binding shoes. Nicely and finely embroidered all over with tiny satin stitch. The turquoise band at the top of the shoes is finely decorated with fine gold thread couching.
Please note the elaborate embroidery on the soles as well. Heavily embroidered lotus shoes are not seen often. These are older than most dating to the late 19th cent to 1900. Possibly from Jiangsu province, very hard to pin point the province with many styles in foot binding traditions.
They measure just under 5 inches toe to back of heel. The item "Very Fine Pair of Chinese Lotus/ Bound Feet Shoes Antique Collector" is in sale since Wednesday, January 27, 2021.This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Robes & Textiles". The seller is "qingkangxi" and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, France, Australia.