Bhutanese footwear

On the right side of the picture: boots, silk brocade and damask, satin, cotton, leather; size: 51 cm x 28 cm x 10,5 cm; loan from the Museum für Völkerkunde, Wien
Specific pieces of clothing denote the bearer's social standing and rank. These boots are worn by lay religious practitioners (gomchen) of Buddhism.
On the left of the picture: boots, napped wool, silk brocade, cotton, leather; size: 49,5 cm x 27 cm x 10 cm; loan from the Museum für Völkerkunde, Wien
Boots of a senior official who has been awarded his title, »dasho«, by the king.