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Woman's stilts (kabkab or nalin)

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Wooden bath shoe (kabkab, nalin, or takunya) made of wood with inlaid silver, mother- of- pearl, ivory and polished wood. Pointed toe and heel. Would be held on foot by a leather strap attached above front stilt (missing, or possibly never attached).

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Turkish or Syrian, 18th–19th century

Object Place

Turkey or Syria


Overall: 27.5 x 19 x 23 cm (10 13/16 x 7 1/2 x 9 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wood inlaid with mother-of-pearl, ivory, wood and lead


Textiles and Fashion Arts