Leather Mughal Moorish Shoes with Gold Embroidered
A pair of rare late 19th century hand stitched and hand tooled leather shoes with hand embroidered with gilt metallic threads.
Amazing antique Mughal gold embroidered traditional Islamic Indian leather shoes fit for a Maharaja.
Arabic Persian Turkish Moorish Mughal style Curled Toe Leather Shoes.
These sparkly leather slippers (mojari or khussa) from India have upturned toes that are purely decorative.
Embroidered with excessive amounts of gold and silver thread, with red and purple accent the slippers signify wealth, status and high fashion.
Developed in the Mughal royal courts (1526–1857), this style of slipper was eventually adopted by the wealthy.
They were shaped turning up
This came to be very fashionable footwear. It was named after Salim, one of the sons of Jahangir (the sone of Akbar), who founded the turning up toes. They were called by the name Salim Shahi Shoes.
Hand-crafted and hand-tooled, features embroidered embellished thread, leather hand-stitched soles.
Measures: 12" x 3.5" x 4" to the top of the curl.
Antique and collectible for decor only.
India, late 19th century.
Overall, these shoes are extraordinary for the fineness and density
Museum quality ,collectable, Renaissance enthusiasts, antique collectors, these are unique and rare shoes that will certainly be a conversation piece.
This sumptuous pair of shoes extravagantly embroidered with gold thread is of exceptional quality. The shoes are leather, such shoes would not have been worn outside and would only ever have been used to walk over carpet. Indeed, as part of a princely costume, they are more designed to be seen in, for official functions and perhaps to be worn for official portraits and photographs.
Overall, these shoes are extraordinary for the fineness and density of the
Arts of India: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Philip Wilson Publishers, 2001; Allen, C., Maharajas: Resonance from the Past, Mercury Books, 2005.