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  • Place of origin:

    India (possibly, made)
    Turkey (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered leather in silver-gilt thread and tinsel

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Messrs Faulkner and Son

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Shoe of light brown leather embroidered with silver-gilt thread and tinsel. The upper is decorated with embroidery near the slight tongue and tip, the latter is curved at the end. The back is lengthened to a point. It has a curved and pointed toe and the heel is of one thickness only.

Place of Origin

India (possibly, made)
Turkey (possibly, made)


19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Embroidered leather in silver-gilt thread and tinsel


Length: 10.75 in heel to toe, Height: 2.5 in with heel-piece, Width: 3 in maximum

Descriptive line

Embroidered leather shoe in silver-gilt thread and tinsel, possibly made in India or Turkey, 19th century


Accessories; Embroidery; Leather; Footwear


South & South East Asia Collection

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