A pair of nineteenth century lotus shoes is housed in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. They are made of silk, cotton and wood. The shoes show traces of wear, and were therefore probably used, rather than made for the tourist market. The shoes are 16 cm long, 5 cm wide and 8 cm high and were probably worn by a bride.

In 2016, Newcastle auctioneer Anderson & Garland announced that it would bring a pair of silk, embroidered stockings of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) under the hammer. She allegedly wore the stockings in the 1840's. They were sold for 220 pounds.

In the Siwa oasis, Egypt, brides traditionally wore a particular type of decorated footwear. It consisted of a pair of flat, red-dyed shoes made out of goat leather and decorated with embroidery. The older versions were decorated with floss silkor cotton perlé thread.

The Clive Museum at Powis, Powys, Wales, houses an important collection of objects from India collected from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries by the Clive family, including Robert Clive and his son, Edward Clive.

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