- Museum number
Pair of [male] shepherd's shoes; brown leather, smooth interior, leather fringe at front and painted panel on toe. Dark brown band sewn at edges. Holes in top of heel with white twisted wool ties, loops at side.
- Production date
Length: 30 centimetres (Shoe a)
Length: 30 centimetres (Shoe b)
Weight: 360 grammes (Shoe b)
Weight: 360 grammes (shoe a)
Width: 10.50 centimetres (Shoe a)
Width: 10 centimetres (Shoe b)
- Curator's comments
- Part of an ethnographic collection from Turkmenistan. Acquired by the donor, largely at Mary and Bayram-Ali Sunday bazaars, Sept to Oct 1999, while carrying out excavations at Merv.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2015-16 14 November - 15 May, London, BM, 'Life and sole: Footwear from the Islamic world'
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased by the donor at Mary Sunday bazaar in September 1999; several men were selling these this year in the local bazaars, the donor advises.
- Middle East
- Registration number