AAD252: Insole Embroidery

Topics: Art Form Tags: Embroidery | Insoles

The embroidered insoles are so amazing and beautiful! It takes time, creativity, and manual technique to finish one single pair. After reading the introduction and the overview, I noticed that such insoles are related to fashion. In the past, people could get a pair from street fair, and they would only wear them for big events. Also, it related to gendered ideals of beauty because the design of the embroidery men and women choose would be totally different. For example, in Chinese culture, maybe a woman would choose to have a lighter silky insole with phoenix or flowers embroidered on it. However, a man might prefer a dragon on his insoles. The different design represents the tastes of the people who made the choice.


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