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  • Item Category: Antiquities
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Sep 02, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House
SORRY NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING. I HAVE ADDED BELOW A SHORT HISTORY OF THESE SHOES. UP FOR AUCTION ARE THESE ESTATE PURCHASED ANTIQUE WOODED MOTHER OF PEARL WITH SILVER KABKABS, NALINS or OTTOMANS TURKISH STILTS or SANDALS SHOES. THERE ARE 12 PHOTOS SHOWING ALL SIDES OF THESE STILTS/SHOES, THE PHOTOS SHOW ANY & ALL MISSING MOTHER OF PEARL, DAMAGE/WEAR TO SILK FABRIC, PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THESE ARE ANTIQUES, AND ARE BEEN SOLD AS IS, LENGTH 0F SHOE 9-1/4", HEIGHT 3-1/4", WIDEST POINT 2-3/4". WINNING BIDDER PAYS $10.50 FOR PRIORITY MAIL SHIPPING WITH INSURANCE. THANKS FOR LOOKING & BEST OF LUCK BIDDING. Silver studded Wooden stilts known as “kabkabs” or “nalins” were once a practical way for women in the Middle East to protect themselves from dirt and discomfort on wet, muddy streets. Those belonging to the wealthy were often richly inlaid with mother of pearl and had embroidered leather, silk or velvet straps. The name “kabkab” is derived from the sound they make when walking on marble floors. The uppers were embroidered with silver, gold or pewter wire. For special occasions, like a wedding, the wooden stilts were entirely covered with intricately decorated silver, or with small silver ornaments. Many times brides were very young girls and, therefore, small in stature. To compensate this, bridal kabkabs were sometimes ... read more