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86/14 Shoes (pair), mens, platform soles, embroidered textile / wood / leather, maker unknown, worn by Colin Lanceley, England / India, 1967. Click to enlarge.

Men’s platform shoes worn by Colin Lanceley

Made in India, 1967.

Mens platform lace ups, unidentified construction, stacked platform heel and rounded toe. Uppers fashioned from a finely cross-stitched fabric with in silk thread of yellow, green, purple, black, pink and white in a geometric, [central Asian] pattern. Vamp extends up into short tongue. Over the tongue, the sides of the quarters extend “derby” style, each with three black eyeleted holes through which are threaded round black laces. Fabric covers sides of sole at front. Quarters edged with black l...

Summary

Object No.

86/14

Object Statement

Shoes (pair), mens, platform soles, embroidered textile / wood / leather, maker unknown, worn by Colin Lanceley, England / India, 1967

Physical Description

Mens platform lace ups, unidentified construction, stacked platform heel and rounded toe. Uppers fashioned from a finely cross-stitched fabric with in silk thread of yellow, green, purple, black, pink and white in a geometric, [central Asian] pattern. Vamp extends up into short tongue. Over the tongue, the sides of the quarters extend "derby" style, each with three black eyeleted holes through which are threaded round black laces. Fabric covers sides of sole at front. Quarters edged with black leather. Lined with tan leather. Sock of tan leather. Heel and sole of leather. No inscriptions.

Marks

None

Dimensions

Height

135 mm

Width

100 mm

Production

Notes

Note on file says Purchased by donor in London in 1967 - Portobello rd, a shop called "Hindu Kush" for 25 pounds. Label from display in 1987 says possibly made in India.

Note on file says object was purchased in 1967

Designed

India 1967

History

Notes

Note on blue file says Purchased in Portobello rd London in 1967 for 23 pounds by Colin Lanceley and worn by him with "icecream" suit.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Lanceley, Colin, 1986

Acquisition Date

6 January 1986

Cite this Object

Harvard

Men's platform shoes worn by Colin Lanceley 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 September 2019, <https://ma.as/56472>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/56472 |title=Men's platform shoes worn by Colin Lanceley |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=22 September 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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