Antique 18th century Turkish Ottoman Islamic Gold Embroidered Lady's Shoes
A pair of antique, 18th century or early 19th century. Turkish Ottoman Islamic embroidered velvet noble lady's heeled shoes with pointed toes.
Crimson silk velvet upper, finely hand embroidered with gold metallic thread and bullion with elaborate floral designs - typical Ottoman Dival embroidery. Thick leather sole and gold lacquered curved wooden heels.
Each leather sole is stamped with the Arabic number 39 and above with the European number 39 (for European buyers).
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Such shoes belonged to a woman of high status, and she wore them when welcoming honored guests or during special occasions.
They were rarely used because they were expensive.
Overall length: 25 cm (9.84 inches)
CONDITION: In excellent condition, showing age and use, heels slightly chipped and touched up with gold paint.
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