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Where Did Shoes Come From?

Where Did Shoes Come From?
Ooh, aah, ouch! People in ancient times must have yelped like this when they walked on rough ground without any shoes on. And it was probably the pain and discomfort that propelled them to cover their feet for protection.Footwear has a history which goes back many thousands of years, and has long been an article of prestige for people...

Ancient Library in the Desert

February 16: Ever heard of Chinguetti, a city nestling deep in the Sahara desert close to the North African country of Mauritania? No? Well, neither did most of the world, till it was discovered that this desert city that is slowly sinking in sand, could be home to the world's oldest "living" libraries. That is to say a library...

Madhu: Tell me, which is the best leather…

Madhu: Tell me, which is the best leather for making shoes? Atul: I don't know about leather but I do know that banana peels make the best slippers.

Make Your Own Slippers

Most of us have slippers to wear inside the house and a different pair for outside use. So why not make your very own slip-ons that make you feel as if you are walking on clouds?The things you need:1. The soles of any old pair of slippers. 2. A sheet of foam (1/2 inch thickness) 3 Cotton or flannel cloth (one...

The Troublesome Slippers

The Troublesome Slippers
Abukashan was a wealthy merchant, notorious for his stingy nature. He had a pair of slippers that were famous in town because they were completely worn out. The slippers had outlived their lives but Abukashan simply refused to buy a new pair.One day he went to a public bath, visited by all the rich and famous people. He left...

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