#1060  Tapestry Slippers

c. 1880 - 1890  

$95.00

 

Materials: Woven cotton brocade, fur, leather, flannel lining, metal eyelets.

Condition: Fur trim worn in places, otherwise excellent.  Soles show scant wear.

Measurements: 10 1/4" L, 3 1/2" W.

Comments: These slippers appear to be home made:  all hand sewn and seemingly fashioned from recycled materials.  The woven green and cream tapestry fabric has two pairs of metal eyelets set into it on either side of the V opening; yet, these couldn't have been functional because the flannel lining blocks their use.  It's possible these originally were made for a man.