Slippers of Tipu Sultan

Slippers allegedly owned by Tipu Sultan. Slippers allegedly owned by Tipu Sultan.

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.

The objects included in the museum's collection include a pair of Oriental slippers (NT 1180732.1), allegedly owned by Tipu Sultan (1750-1799). The slippers are made of leather soles with canvas and red velvet uppers. The uppers are densely ornamented with so-called salma sitara work, carried out in gold and silver wire, with spangles and glass beads.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 15th August 2017).

Digital catalogue National Trust (retrieved 15th August 2017).

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