kaloon (Shoes)

About this object

Cultural context

A version of the same shoes are made specially for the dead to wear during the funeral and the burial. Green and blue colours are used for the deceased.

Physical description

Roughly tanned goat skin shoes with high, laceless tops and long ties attached at the ankles. Uppers are dyed a red-orange and have a rough, suede-like nap. Soles are undyed.