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Syrian Pattens

pattens
pattens

Pair of Pattens, 1900-1929, wood and mother-of-pearl, 9 inches long, Catherine Ann Taylor Miller, 1945.2.1.

Pair of wood pattens from Damascus, inlaid with mother-of-pearl geometric motifs on the top, sides, and supports. Two embroidered purple cloth-covered leather straps secure the pattens to the wearer’s foot, elevating them from the mud and dirt of the street.

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