Maxey Catalog Number
Two heavy wooden shoes. The bottom sides of shoe are original wood color. Sides have been painted black, beginning to chip and rub off. Leather foot straps that fit over the widest part of foot before toes. Straps are attached by metal bars, 3.5 cm in length, that sandwich the leather to the wood and are nailed into wooden shoe base. The shoes have been inlayed with a type of white shell; circle made from 8 triangle pieces at base of foot, pointing north and south from the circle are two triangle pieces, and following the inner edge of the shoe is a band of square pieces lining from the tip to the base of the shoe. The heels each have three triangles, the bottom two pointing up and the upper pointing down. Some of the white shell has broken loose or off and it is evident that the grooves cut for this shell are fairly deep. Accession File states: "Shoes, "Cob's Cob's worn by women in Marash, Turkey." 20th century.
Wood, Leather, Metal, Shell
Number of Artifacts
Rev. James K. Lyman
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