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SOLD Antique Turkish Ottoman Islamic Ladies’ Shoes Embroidered With Metallic Threads


SOLD Antique 19th century Turkish Ottoman Islamic Ladies’ pair of shoes embroidered with metallic threads.

DETAILS: The uppers are made of black fabric, finely hand embroidered in traditional ottoman design with coiled silver, gilt, and metallic thread; the interior is lined with fine white leather lining with leather soles and multi-layered, stacked leather heels.

Shoes like the ones above may have belonged to a woman of high status. Rarely used because they were so finely made, she might have worn these slippers when welcoming honored guests or during special occasions.

Overall length: 26 cm (10 1/4 inches)

CONDITION: In very good wearable condition, showing age and usage. Free of repairs or restoration.

The last image is of an Ottoman shoes, Purchase by Augustus II the Strong, king of Poland and Prince-Elector of Saxony in 1713; Length: 25, 2 cm. In Dresden State Art Collections.

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