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The Gold Standard: Glittering Footwear From Around the Globe
The gleam of gold has seduced people around the world. Treasured for its incorruptibility and remarkable shine, gold has been used ornamentally since time immemorial and as currency since at least the Bronze Age. But gold for shoes? Seems improbable. Yet golden footwear has been central to expressions of status and style in numerous cultures. This exhibition features some of the Bata Shoe Museum’s most impressive and precious artefacts and explores the meanings and cultural uses of golden footwear across the globe.