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Mules

Date:
early 18th century
Culture:
European
Medium:
silk, linen, leather
Dimensions:
2 x 9 in. (5.1 x 22.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Herman Delman, 1954
Accession Number:
2009.300.1483a, b
Not on view
Mules were a popular form of at-home footwear in the 17th and 18th centuries for both men and women. This fairly conservative example of ladies' mules features a low heel and good quality embroidery in tastefully subdued tones. This style of embroidery is known as Florentine work, a type of flame stitch canvas work with varied stitch lengths.
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