Object/Item in the collections of World Museum Liverpool
Oct 2, 2015
Date of creation:
Early 20th century?
Silk, embroidery thread, leather? cork (heels)?
Museum accession number: 1991.121.142
Catalogue details: A pair of embroidered platform shoes. Decorated with embroidered flowers and foliage on an orange ground.
The Larrinaga shipping company had sailed between Liverpool and Manila, via Singapore, since the 1860s. The family had representatives in Manila and at staging points en route for many years; Their collection of decorative Asian items would probably have come through these connections.