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- A Place & Date Exhibited Melbourne, Australia
Slippers - Japanese, Leather & Paper, circa 1880 Reg. No: ST 018211
- This pair of Japanese slippers with leather and paper soles was exhibited at the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition. Amongst dramatic displays of silks, bamboo, porcelain and enamelled ware, the Japanese court of the International Exhibition included 'some very curious articles of apparel made of fibrous paper', including these slippers with paper soles (Official Catalogue, p.cxxi).
The 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition aimed to show international and local 'works of industry and art'. Displays of traditional cultural materials and objects focused on economic and aesthetic value rather than cultural significance.
- Pair of slippers of woven cream fibre, interwoven with darker fibre. Blue trim; flat leather and paper soles.
- Acquisition Information:
- Unknown from Unknown
|Dimensions:||3.00 cm (Height), 8.00 cm (Width), 23.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, handcrafts|
|Themes this item is part of:||Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||PUBLIC EVENTS|
|Secondary Classification:||Melbourne International Exhibition 1880|
|Tertiary Classification:||exhibition heritage|
|Inscriptions:||Paper label adhered to one sole inscribed: Presented to the Trustees / of the Public Library and / Technological Museum / Melbourne.
A smaller paper label (same adhered to both soles) has printed inscription: I / & T. Museum / Melbourne / 18211
|Place & Date Exhibited:||Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1880-1881|
|Place & Date Made:||Japan, circa 1880
Place made deduced from the Japanese style and display in Japanese Court of the 1880 International Exhibition.