Date: 19th century

Geography: Attributed to Turkey

Medium: wood, mother-of-pearl, metallic thread, metal

Dimensions: Length: 9 in. (22.9 cm)

Classification: Accessory-Foot and Leg wear-Womenswear

Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. J. Wright Rumbough, 1972

Accession Number: 1972.248.5a, b


Platform shoes count among the most interesting pieces of apparel associated with the bath. These Ottoman wooden shoes feature distinctive mother-of-pearl inlay. Such intricate shoes relayed the social status of the wearer.