Artifact Date:

A.D. 1800 - 1899

Artifact Era/Dynasty:

Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1912)

Creator:

Unknown

Creator Ancestory:

Chinese

Department:

The Museum Proper

Replica or Original:

Replica

On Display, In Storage, or in a Private Offsite Collection:

On Display

Primary Material:

Wood and Silk

Medium:

Shoes

Dimensions:

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Flower-Vase shoes traditionally worn with the Cheongsam dress.
傳統上搭配旗袍穿著的花盆鞋。

    

Classification/Category:

Built Environment Objects

Specific Classification:

Clog

Notable Signatures,

Inscriptions, and/or Markings:

Donated by:

Unknown

Accession Number

1993.015.01

Catalogue Entry

Pot-Bottomed Flowered Shoes worn by Manchu women during the Qing Dynasty. The wooden platform base of the shoes elevated the woman and forced them to walk with a straight posture, causing them to appear more elegant and dignified. Flower-Vase shoes are traditionally worn with the Cheongsam dress. 


The Flower Vase Shoes elevate the feet above the hem of a floor-length gown. This increased elevation allowed an individual to appear tall and dignified. To maintain balance while wearing the shoes the wearer must hold a straight posture and swing their arms more widely.


Origin stories of the Flower Vase Shoes suggest that Manchu women tied pieces of wood to the bottoms of their shoes to avoid being bitten by snakes while gathering fruit and vegetables in the mountains.


清代滿族婦女所穿的花盆鞋。鞋底的木質台基抬高了女子,迫使她們以筆直的姿勢行走,讓她們顯得更加優雅端莊。花盆鞋在傳統上是搭配旗袍穿著的。


花盆鞋將腳抬高至及地長袍下擺的上方。增加了的高度使穿著的人顯得更高大威嚴。為了在穿著鞋子時保持平衡,穿著者必須保持筆直的姿勢並更大動作地擺動手臂。


花盆鞋的起源故事告訴我們滿族婦女在山上採摘水果和蔬菜時,皆會將木片綁在鞋底上,以免被蛇咬傷。

Online References:

Artifact Date:

A.D. 1800 - 1899

Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1912)

Artifact Era/Dynasty:

Unknown

Creator:

Chinese

Creator Ancestry:

Catalogue Entry

Online References:

Department:

The Museum Proper

On Display, In Storage, or in a Private Offsite Collection:

On Display

Replica or Original:

Replica

Flower-Vase shoes traditionally worn with the Cheongsam dress.
傳統上搭配旗袍穿著的花盆鞋。

Listen

00:00 / 01:04

Classification/Category:

Built Environment Objects

Specific Classification:

Clog

Notable Signatures,

Inscriptions, and/or Markings:

Primary Material:

Wood and Silk

Medium:

Shoes

Dimensions:

Donated by:

Unknown

Accession Number:

1993.015.01

Flower-Vase Shoes 花盆鞋