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"Taesa" shoes
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

Because they have been preserved in a good state, the color, shape and metal piece attached to the bottom of the shoes have been preserved in their original state. Displayed as a pair with straw shoes, they form a valuable resource for research on male and female shoes of the noble class.

History of the Object
The shoes had been passed down in the Lee family and were donated by Reverend Jongsam Lee to Geoje Museum.

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Type
Costume and Jewelry 
Materials
Leather, Silk 
Measurements
Width 7.5 cm Length 26 cm  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Korea 
Geography
Korea 
Time period
AD 14th century ~ AD 20th century 
Creation date
14th Century - 20th Century; Joseon Period (1392-1910) 
Function
Taesa shoes constitute one type of dry shoes -shoes worn on dry ground - that is low cut. They were worn with plain clothes by men belonging to the noble or aristocratic class during the Joseon period. During the latter Joseon period, even the king wore them with his everyday clothes. 
Acquisition
Donated by Jong-sam Lee 
Copyright
Geoje Museum 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Suwon Hwang/Geoje Museum 
Museum
Geoje Museum 
Credit line
Geoje Museum 

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