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Boy's Shoes (Tsarouchia)

Artist/maker unknown, Greek

Made in Greece, Europe

c. 1935

Leather with wool pom-poms and metallic sequins

(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:

Credit Line:
Gift of Marilyn and Edward Fernberger, 1999

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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.