Crochet baby shoe by Maria Antonia Ludovici Martinez, San Francisco, California, USA

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Identifier

2021.002

Title

Crochet baby shoe by Maria Antonia Ludovici Martinez, San Francisco, California, USA

Creator

Martinez, Maria Antonia Ludovici

Date

ca. 1915-1979

Format

sole 8.5 x 4 cm, back 4 cm high

Description

A single baby shoe (there is no other one), probably made by my grandmother Maria Antonia Ludovici Martinez (1905-1991).  Source of design unknown, crocheted of thread that has yellowed and browned unevenly, found in a box containing her unfinished projects.  The little open toe at the front of the shoe makes it like a sandal, and the side opening and tie are very interesting details to me.

Provenance

Contributed by Heather Hernandez.

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