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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Shoe History

We came across this amazing pair of shoes while browsing the Bata Shoe Museum site.

Among the exotica that made its way to Venice were the highkabkabs worn by Turkish women in bathhouses. Kabkabs are thought to have inspired the chopine. These wooden kabkabs are beautifully decorated with inlaid mother of pearl. Reaching the height of twenty-six centimetres, these kabkabs are less than half the height of the tallest chopine.

Turkish, 19th century