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.
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.
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
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.