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                                                                                                                                     Magnificent Slippers
                                                                                                                                     Magnificent Slippers

                                                                                                                                           This painting shows a delegation from Burma visiting

                                                                                                                                            the Mughal court in Delhi. Can you see the different

                                                                                               Ambassador                                                    types of shoes they are wearing?
                                                                                                from Burma

                                                                                                                                                      Curled toe:
                                                                                                                                                      Curled toe:

                     Delhi, India
                                                                                                                                           These slippers with upturned toes

                                                                                                                                           are called mojari or khussa. They
             Mughal                                                                                                                      were worn in the Mughal royal court.

                                                                                                                                                      Bare feet:
                                                                                                                                                      Bare feet:

                                                                                                                                                    The Mughals’ fancy
                                                                                                                                                    footwear contrasts

                                                                                                                                                    with the servant’s

                                                                                                                                                          bare feet.


                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mojari slippers were often

                                                                                                                                                                                                              very ornate, woven with
                                                                                                                                                                                                            gold and silver threads and

                                                                                                                                                                                                              encrusted with jewels to

                                                                                                                                                                                                              show wealth and power.

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