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High boots with slit at upper back. Leg portion is of thick black wool with blue braid at back and blue bias cotton cloth at top. Soles are of thick light brown leather closely stitched with two rows of angled stitches and regularly-shaped small stitches. Upper sole edged in blue-green leather, above which is piping and then seven rows of close stitches in various colours. Band of red wool around foot, with triangular of chain stitch embroidery over toes. Band of green wool fabric above this, with alternating orange and white circles embroidered at front and rectangle of blue, green and red fabric with embroidery around heel, with appliqué red and blue triangle above. Long embroidered red and blue triangle at front of shin.

Item History

  • Made in Tibet
  • Collected before 1947
  • Owned by Mary Noble before August 22, 2005
  • Received from Mary Noble (Donor) on August 22, 2005

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