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Pair of men’s calf length boots with slits along upper back. Calf portion of boots made of maroon silk with vine-like designs and characters embroidered throughout. Back slits and top edges of boots trimmed with dark blue, black and yellow plaid fabric. Red silk band around ankles with flowers and feathers embroidered in black and gold. Red silk extends upwards along front and back seams. These sections have characters and flowers embroidered in gold and light blue. Front red silk seam has gold and blue stripes down centre. Back red silk seam has orange stripe down centre. All red silk sections trimmed with yellow and blue stripes. Foot portion of boots covered with white material and have dark brown leather(?) appliques around heels and toes. Dark green and white fabric layers between boot and black leather(?) soles. Boot interiors have dark red-purple lining.


Made for Brian Zapf by the King's royal tailor when he was a teacher in Bhutan in the 1970s.

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