Print this page

Pair of Gold Embroidered Afghan Shoes

Pair of gold embroidered Afghan shoes, late 20th century. Pair of gold embroidered Afghan shoes, late 20th century. Courtesy Textile Research Centre, Leiden, acc. no. TRC 2008.0290a-b.

The Textile Research Centre (TRC), Leiden, houses a pair of leather, gold embroidered man's shoes from Afghanistan. They measure 27 x 11 cm. The pointed tips belong to the traditional style of footwear of the Indian continent. They are probably are associated with the Pashtun ethnic group.

See also the TRC digital exhibition Afghan Dress (TRC, Leiden, 2017).

TRC online catalogue (retrieved 3 October 2016).

WV

 

 

Last modified on Wednesday, 25 April 2018 08:20