Crackowes or Poulaines - worn by Polish nobles who introduced them to England on diplomatic visits, some points on these shoes were so long they had to be held up with a chain running from the toe to the knee.
Shoes of the Holy Roman Emperor. Kunsthistorische Museum, Vienna Sicily, beginning of the century, altered in Nu"rnberg between 1612 and 1619 Calf with red silk and gold edging; precious stones and pearls;
Spain - Pair of chopines - Cork and silk damask, with stamped decoration on the insole
Fashion in XII. Century. Top row left: Servant in with Zaddel decorated clothing of medieval Gothic. Roman pope and German king wearing robes. Right: Clothes of noble German women and citizen. Bottom row left: Squire and crusader in full armor and weaponry in the first crusade. Right: German man of the people. Medieval Clothes of a German Jew. Dress of a German knight.
Textile Date: century Geography: Made in Lucca, Italy Culture: Italian Medium: Silk, metal thread Dimensions: Overall: 20 x 10 in. x cm) Classification: Textiles Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1946 Accession Number: b