I'm not sure what I was looking for when I stumbled upon these amazing boots, but I think I was looking up information on fashion influenced by the Ottoman Empire.
Typically suzanis are used in large fabrics or rugs but I am quite entranced with these suzani boots.
The mid-calf ones are just gorgeous but I think I might prefer the drama of the knee-high versions. What's cool is that each pair of boots is patterned uniquely just like the rugs.
One of the main trips I'm hoping to do very soon is a trip to Turkey, especially Istanbul (not Constantinople). The cities are so filled with history and culture that I'm afraid I would want to bring back everything I see.
These boots are inexpensive for the amount of work that goes into them - $245 and $275 respectively. I'm keeping these on my list for future purchase.