These sock-like shoes or shoe-like socks caught my attention not only with their in-betweenness of categories. With their shiny finish and fancy colour — among only brown and black ones — they seemed worth looking at more closely. In a tiny corner of the Konya bazaar, hid behind piles of shoe cartons from five decades, this shoemaker came up with the idea to design a model for women, all handmade just like his father has done it before him. „Mest“ make the ritual washing before prayer easier, especially in cold weather, since it suffices to wipe them without being bare-foot. For a vintage shoe box for prayer shoes from the same workshop, see this entry.
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- Date : 15/03/2018