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Slipper of the Indian Prince Nizam Sikandar Jah of Hyderabad - century For more details see my post.-The Art of the Shoe: 10 examples of Art Shoe Creations

Nazim's of hyderabad slippers

By Senior Curator Elizabeth Semmelhack Some of the most sumptuous footwear in the Bata Shoe Collection comes with royal pedigree.

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Diamond, Ruby & Sapphire Encrusted Rene Caovilla Shoe Exhibit in London

The curly- toed golden-threaded shoes of a Nizam of Hyderabad  These days, you can pay a cool US3m for a pair of gem-encrusted heels, or go jogging in a pair of diamond-flecked trainers. But extravagant footwear fads are not a new phenomenon. You need only visit the wonderful Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto to see just how obsessed past cultures have been with prettifying their feet. The most exquisite slip-ons in the Canadian collection are the golden mojari of a 19th-century Nizam of Hydera.

The curly- toed golden-threaded shoes of a Nizam of Hyderabad These days, you can pay a cool US3m for a pair of gem-encrusted heels, or go jogging in a pair of diamond-flecked trainers. But extravagant footwear fads are not a new phenomenon. You need only visit the wonderful Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto to see just how obsessed past cultures have been with prettifying their feet. The most exquisite slip-ons in the Canadian collection are the golden mojari of a 19th-century Nizam of Hydera.

Mojari worn by the Nizam of Hyderabad, India. Early 1800s This rare pair of slippers, once worn by the Indian prince Nizam Sikandar Jah of Hyderabad in the 18th century, is encrusted with rubies and diamonds.

Mojari worn by the Nizam of Hyderabad, India. Early This rare pair of slippers, once worn by the Indian prince Nizam Sikandar Jah of Hyderabad in the century, is encrusted with rubies and diamonds.

An exquisite pink Hyderabadi bridal khada dupatta shown as part of the ‘Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts‘ exhibition

How quite is this, and what an antique/ traditional piece. Perfect to pass down in the family! An exquisite pink Hyderabadi bridal khada dupatta shown as part of the ‘Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts‘ exhibition.

Gayatri Devi: The golden queen of Jaipur - 1962

Portrait of a princess: Maharani Gayatri Devi, Rajmata of Jaipur, was the third Maharani of Jaipur to through her marriage to Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II. She was considered the most glamourous occupant of the Rambagh Palace

Sita Devi of Baroda

Top 10 Most Beautiful Princesses in Indian History

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Christian Louboutin Marie Antoinette Collection! I especially love the pink pair!

All three versions of the limited edition (ONLY 36 pairs!) of Marie Antoinette-inspired shoes. As created by Christian Louboutin & embroiderer Jean-Francois Lesage. Two close-up photos of the pink one are shown on my "All things Marie" board.

Ugliest Shoes - Fall 2015 Runways

The Ugliest Shoes from the Fall 2015 Runways

Fall 2015 Shoes - The Ugliest Shoes from the Fall 2015 Runways

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