These type of slippers were used in wealthy households or by royalty in the worship area. They were also used as gifts to the most senior priests during special functions. The slippers are from Murshidabad in North Bengal. Until the late 19th century, most of the Royal family members still wore such slippers made out of ivory and/or wood and brass. Even today, the followers of the Vaishnava sect attached to institutions use these same form of slippers.
Width 9 Depth 3.5 Height 2.5 in.
Please note that some countries and American states prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to ivory and tortoiseshell. Prospective buyers should familiarize themselves with customs and shipping regulations prior to purchasing if they intend to ship this item outside of Colorado.