Warm shoes are exclusively made for any weather. They are made of reindeer paws (kamus) and filed a thick felt. Lining made of natural cloth, bile – a beadwork.
Light leather boots with soft leather soles. Kyrgyzstan, 20th cent.
Pimy are worn by various semi-nomadic pastoralists in the Northern Russian regions, they are made of deer’s fur and leather. Nenets.
Chuviaks (Russia, Ossetia). Previously, this type of footwear was worn by bosth men and women of the poeples of the Caucasus and Minor Asia. Made from buffalo skin, bulls and […]
Lapti are the traditional bast shoes of the Russian peasants. The word lapti apparently originated from the word “lapa”, which meant “foot” in old times, and now means paw. Until […]
Valenki. Traditional Russian winter footwear.