Curled Toe Ankle Shoes

Reproduction of a special type of shoes from Pharaonic Egypt dating from the 18th to the 21st dynasties. Several shoes of this type exist and are now in various museums. The red specimen reproduced below were found in the so-called Cachette of the Amun Priest at Deir el-Bahari and date to the 21st dynasty, so around 1000 BC. They are now in the Louvre. A green variant is housed in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. An interesting shoe to make as it has a quite sophisticated sequence to follow looking at the details of the original. 


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  • Veldmeijer, Andre J. Tutankhamun's Footwear: Studies of Ancient Egyptian Footwear. 2010
  • Veldmeijer, Andre J. Studies of Ancient Egyptian Footwear. Technological Aspects. Part XV. Leather Curled-Toe Ankle Shoes. – Palarch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology 6(4). 2009