Curious Objects: Decorated slippers

These Curious Objects are believed to come
from early 18th century South India. These kinds of slippers, known as Jutti, were
commonly used around that time. The design, with the sharp extended tip, derives
from the Mughal era. This finely-decorated footwear features sequins sewn on the front
which are made from the wings of beetles. Now, if you don’t mind, I have to go and…
slipper into something more comfortable.

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