Women’s Elephant babouche slippers
The traditional slipper of Tunisia is the babouche, a comfy, leather-soled slip-on instantly recognizable for its distinctive shape. Samarkand collaborates with Tunisian leatherworkers to craft a classic babouche updated with elegant silk in an elephant-print design.
100% leather with silk fabric upper
The heal of the shoe remains flat
Shoes are listed in US sizes. Half sizes should order the next size up, e.g. size 6 1/2 should order size 7
Care: Use a soft cloth to remove dust. Keep your slippers away from the heater and humidity. If the slippers come in contact with any liquids, dab them with a dry cloth or paper towel.
Named for an Uzbek city at cultural cross roads on the historic Silk Road, Samarkand is the work of Tunisian designer Thouraya Ouhada. Ouhada founded the brand in 2016, restoring furniture and accessories before expanding into the traditional slipper of Tunisia, the babouche. Today, Samarkand works with expert craftsman to make leather-soled babouches in contemporary silk and cotton prints that support animal rights by donating a portion of every sale to veterinary care for sick and abandoned creatures.