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An exceptional antique Central Asian leather appliqué boots dating to the second half of the 19th century. This particular is relatively older than most one sees in the market and many of  ...
An exceptional antique Central Asian leather appliqué boots dating to the second half of the 19th century. This particular is relatively older than most one sees in the market and many of  ...
An exceptional antique Central Asian leather appliqué boots dating to the second half of the 19th century. This particular is relatively older than most one sees in the market and many of  ...
An exceptional antique Central Asian leather appliqué boots dating to the second half of the 19th century. This particular is relatively older than most one sees in the market and many of  ...
An exceptional antique Central Asian leather appliqué boots dating to the second half of the 19th century. This particular is relatively older than most one sees in the market and many of  ...
An exceptional antique Central Asian leather appliqué boots dating to the second half of the 19th century. This particular is relatively older than most one sees in the market and many of  ...
An exceptional antique Central Asian leather appliqué boots dating to the second half of the 19th century. This particular is relatively older than most one sees in the market and many of the published examples. When it comes to attribution, it has always been difficult to pin point thenexact tribe or group who made these. Scholars such as Johannes Kalter has attributed them to the rural Uzbek people but they have also been labelled as Kirghiz and Kazakh. The latter attribution makes sense because the motifs and technique resembles kazakh leather appliqué work that was integral part of their tradition. So it is safe to call them Central Asian. These boots are locally called 'Masi' or ''Massi'. Their soft sole can suggest that these were worn indoors. But the intricate and delicate manner they were made, makes one assume they were made for special occasions. The colours and floral designs are so elegant and beautiful.. a rare and important ethnographic piece reflecting the riches of Central Asian culture. In good shape with beautiful patina offered at a reasonable price. size: Heel to tip of the toe: 25cm (10"). Widest part of the sole: 8cm (3 1/4"). Height 38cm (15").
price:  $649