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Boy's Shoes (Tsarouchia)

Artist/maker unknown, Greek

Geography:
Made in Greece, Europe

Date:
c. 1935

Medium:
Leather with wool pom-poms and metallic sequins

Dimensions:
(a) 7 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 3 inches (19.7 x 7 x 7.6 cm) (b) 8 x 2 3/4 x 3 inches (20.3 x 7 x 7.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1999-73-18a,b

Credit Line:
Gift of Marilyn and Edward Fernberger, 1999

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Label:
Pom-pommed shoes, worn by Greek mountain guerillas fighting for independence in the early nineteenth century, are still part of the full dress of Greek ceremonial guards. While nails usually stud the soles for traction, this miniature pair is merely decorated with metallic sequins.