Embroidered Shoes from Gilan, Iran

Pair of woman's shoes from Gilan, Iran, 20th century. Pair of woman's shoes from Gilan, Iran, 20th century. Courtesy Textile Research Centre, Leiden, acc. no. TRC 1998.0100a-b.

A pair of embroidered woman's shoes from the Iranian province of Gilan, in the north of the country along the Caspian Sea, is housed in the collection of the Textile Research Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands. The footwear dates to the twentieth century. The shoes are made of leather and cotton, and decorated with vegetable fibres. They were acquired in Gilan in 1998.

TRC online catalogue (retrieved 30 October 2016).

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