2. Rare pair of ankle boots (yezmeh of zarabil)
Iraq or Syria
Camel leather with tassels in wild silk, painted with natural pigments and indigo
L 27,5 x 16,5cm
Probably worn by Bedouin tribes who were horse or camel riders.
The tassels in natural indigo blue were meant to protect the children from the "evil eye".
Collection of Colette Ghysels, Belgium, acquired in London in the 1970's.