Handmade shoe with a high Cuban heel. Made in the shape of a dragon's head in gold red, black and white leather with blue and... more
Photo by: Northampton Museum
Dragon shoe made by Thea Cadabra (1979 & 1996)
Handmade shoe with a high Cuban heel. Made in the shape of a dragon's head in gold red, black and white leather with blue and green triangular lobed 'nose' on the center of the vamp with mouth and teeth around toe. Oval eyes with padded eyeballs. Green horns stick up from nose. Quarters striped gold and black with scalloped edge towards back seam. Quarters extended upwards to point behind heel. Lined cream leather and suede with a woven Thea Cadabra label.
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