Taurokathapsia (bull-leaping)


The Taurokathapsia was a sport of the Minoan times during which the participant would leap over a bull.Contrary to modern bull fights there was no need to actually kill the bull,its objective merely being to demonstrate the athletes’courage and the flexibility of their bodies.
These shoes are inspired from the respective fresco found at the Knossos Palace.
The silver acrobats bear a gold coating.As the right foot, the leaper is in standing position,ready to perform the leap whereas at the left foot,the leaper is already performing the leap over the hand painted bull. The shoes are entirely handmade, using turquoise shantung.

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