The Hispanic Liverpool Community Collection

A pair of embroidered platform shoes, from World Museum Liverpool's Larrinaga collection

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Object/Item in the collections of World Museum Liverpool

Date added:

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.

Additional information:
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.