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17th – 18th Century
Size : 25 cm long, 9 cm wide, 6 cm high – 9¾ ins long, 3½ ins wide, 2¼ ins high
Ascetic Hindu's, Jain's and Buddhist's consider shoes a worldly indulgence. Sandals are therefore primarily confined to the feet of the wandering mendicant monks and because of their rarity and value have often survived for hundreds of years. Sometimes made of precious materials such as silver and ivory they serve as ornaments in a brides trousseau, as ritual objects of veneration, and as votive offerings.
The foot in Indian culture is regarded as a venerable and significant appendage. The devout adore the feet of holy men and of religious images, whilst amorous couples find one another's feet hold a powerful romantic and erotic charge.
|Height||6.00 cm||(2.36 inches)|
|Width||9.00 cm||(3.54 inches)|