Sunday, 4 May 2008

this is ... the pair of shoes that I would sleep in if I could

Being vegan, my footwear options are seriously limited and sadly, I don't own any shoes that I am paticularly fond of at the moment. So instead, I decided to go looking for a suitable pair that I could fantasise about wearing. Predictably, the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto came up with the goods. (I went there in 2004 and the Shoe Museum was one of the highlights of my trip. That, along with their Textiles Museum. What a great city!)

This pair of mojari were worn by the Nizam of Hyderabad in India in the early 1800s. They are embellished with gold metal thread, sequins, rubies, diamonds and emeralds. How's that for fancy? But what I really like is the curly elf toes.


Kyla said...

Those are such cool shoes. The same shoe show is coming to winnipeg next week so I'm going to have to check it out. Thanks for sharing and getting me interested in the shoe exhibit.

Lisa said...

Wow. They are amazing.