Bukhara, Uzbekistan. Late 20th century

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7.5”high (including heel) x 7” (heel to toe)

Hand-embroidered with gold and silvery-gold metallic thread on dark blue velvet


Soft pile lining

Rubber soles

Very good condition, gently worn

Illustrated in SILK and COTTON page 118


Bukharan embroiderers were famous for their elaborate gold embroidery called “zarduzi”. Traditionally, the master embroiderers were only men, as it was thought that a woman’s hands and breath would tarnish the gold.

These boots were made for a young child to wear on special occasions.

Only one side of each boot is embroidered.


If you are interested in these boots and would like more information please contact Susan Meller.


Price: $30.00
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