Embroidered Velveteen Uncut Men's Slippers
Probably English, ca. 1921

Although these uncut slippers are reminiscent of a late nineteenth-century aesthetic both in the rendering of the floral motifs and the use of multicolored glass beads, they were made up around 1921. They are backed with pages cut out from the Law Reports, an English publication, from that year. As was the case in the previous century, these may well have been worked from a pattern in a women's magazine that often included embroidery designs for a variety of objects including dress accessories and household items. The cotton with its small allover paisley pattern was a staple of the nineteenth-century printed cotton industry and clearly continued to be popular early in the following century.

Embroidered Velveteen Uncut Men's Slippers
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