Woman's stilts (kabkab or nalin)

Turkish or Syrian
18th–19th century

Object Place: Turkey or Syria


Overall: 27.5 x 19 x 23 cm (10 13/16 x 7 1/2 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood inlaid with mother-of-pearl, ivory, wood and lead

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Wooden bath shoe (kabkab, nalin, or takunya) made of wood with inlaid silver, mother- of- pearl, ivory and polished wood. Pointed toe and heel. Would be held on foot by a leather strap attached above front stilt (missing, or possibly never attached).

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection