Jhaalaam wool boots worn by ministers.Wool, felt, velvet, silk, textileTibet, 19th centuryP83.100
Jhaalaam wool boots worn by ministers.
Wool, felt, velvet, silk, textile
Tibet, 19th century

Diversity and Continuity

Indo-Tibetan Boots

The Aryans, Kushans, Mongols, Afghans and Persians—all invaders from the North—have inspired boot patterns in northern India. Indo-Tibetan boots have a distinctive separately-shaped stacked sole combined with an upper to which a wool cloth shaft is sewn.

The toe shape, colour, embellishment and quality of materials of Indo-Tibetan boots often indicate rank and regional affiliation.