Pair of shoes Place of origin: London (made) Date: ca. 1900 (made) Artist/Maker: Hook, Knowles & Co (designer) Materials and Techniques: Leather with punched work Credit Line: Given by Mr John Tayleur Museum number: T.246A&:1-1979 Gallery location: In store This pair of women's shoes are of red leather laced with silk ribbons. They have a medium heel, pointed toe and punched leather decoration. The shoes are elegant but also practical. The style suggests that around 1900 women were gradually becoming more independent and needed shoes that were not simply decorative accessories. Fashion, Red Shoes, 17Th Century, Woman Shoes, 1900, High Heels, Vintage Shoes, Red Leather, Red Bows
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