SOLD Antique Turkish Ottoman Islamic Shoes Mules Embroidered In Metallic Silver And Gilt Thread

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SOLD Pair of antique, 19th century, Turkish Ottoman, Islamic shoes (mules). The upper face made of covered with ruby color velvet, finely hand embroidered in traditional ottoman design with coiled metallic silver and gilt thread, and multi- layered, stacked, leather bottom soles. These wearable mules are truly a beautiful example of Turkish Ottoman embroidery art.


REFERENCES

Related Ottoman shoe is published in the book " Splendors of the Ottoman Sultans” by Atasoy, Nurhan. Page:178. Please see the last photo.


MEASUREMENTS: Overall length; 25.5 cm (10.04 inches)


CONDITION: In good wearable condition, showing the age and usage, the silver gilt wire embroidery with old patina.

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