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Table 1 Findings of the PLM fiber identification study. Additional details are given in Appendix, Table 4

From: Materials characterization of the Ruby Slippers from the 1939 classic film, The Wizard of Oz

Fiber sample Fiber diameter, µm (n = 5) Identification
Red netting thread, p.r. shoe 15 Silk (dyed red)
Red thread holding netting to shoe, p.r. shoe 15 Silk (dyed red)
Red thread holding netting to shoe, p.l. shoe 13 Silk (dyed red)
Decorative faille shoe fabric, from weft, p.l. shoe 12 Silk (dyed red)
Sequin thread, p.r. shoe 17 Cotton
Woven bow support thread, p.r. shoe 22 Cotton
Structural shoe fabric, p.r. shoe 23 Cotton (possibly mercerized)
Sequin thread from toe, p.l. shoe 18 Cotton
Orange felt on central sole area, p.r. shoe 23 (wool, dyed orange) Wool (dyed orange), other fibers
Orange felt, near edge, p.l. shoe 30 (wool, dyed orange) Wool (dyed orange); undyed wool, cotton, other fibers
Sole near arch, p.r. shoe 7 Leather