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
P83.100

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.
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