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This undated photo released by Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, shows wooden qabaqib shoes inlaid with mother-of-pearl. These tall Ottoman qabaqib measure 26 cm, 10 inches in height. Qabaqib such as these were worn by women in Turkish bathhouses to elevate them above the heated floors. Ottoman dress inspired many European fashions and the soaring heights of some Ottoman qabaqib may have encouraged Venetian chopine makers to make chopines that rivaled qabaqib in elevation. (AP photo/Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto) NO SALES

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