What a wonderful shape toe.
The deep front with rounded sides and a square duck bill shaped toe, a decorative row of stitching near the instep, a low back, the underside displaying twine attaching the top sections to a leather sole.
Toe to heel 10 in; 25 cm
The front section is in exceptional condition considering its age apart from being oviously flattened. The linen or hemp thread is almost all there.
There are a few similar shoes in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection.
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