Collecting of Shoes
While looking at China vine, it was very interesting to see the different patters and designs that they have created. These embroidery insoles are very popular in china and are very time consuming to produce. Because of this, people enjoyed collecting these and wearing them to wedding ceremonies. Although the art is very unique and beautiful, these aren’t the shoes I would particularly collect/wear. The shoes that I collect/wear are not based on American culture, and do not have a set meaning, yet express what I believe represents modern day culture. These embroidery insoles come from the local Chinese culture and everyday life. This allows for an amazing collectors item in the Chinese culture, were as my reasoning for buying/collecting shoes is because they look cool. I do have personal connections with some shoes that I own; yet the physical art doesn’t seem to show symbolism.