Purple velvet shoes.
Ottoman Empire. Probably produced for the European market.
Crown motif embroidery.
Embroidered with metallic threads like those above may have belonged to a woman of status.
Dimensions: total length 24.5 cm
Thread wrapped in metal, strips of gold metal twisted in Z around a yellow silk thread Rarely worn because so finely worked, she could have worn these slippers during the reception of distinguished guests or on special occasions.
Signs of wear.