Artemis Design Co.
Artemis Men's Carpet Loafers - Size 40
From our friends at Artemis Design Co. Their best-selling Kilim Loafer shape pairs handsomely with luxurious hand-knotted Anatolian carpet, known for its velvety texture and fine traditional patterns. All Artemis Carpet shoes are handmade from vintage, hand-sourced Turkish carpets, which means that no two pairs will ever be alike.
Leather sole with 3/4 inch heel. Handmade in Istanbul in a small, family-owned workshop, by cobblers whose families have practiced the craft for generations. As opposed to flat-woven kilims, hand-knotted oriental carpets are known for their “pile,” the small, raised fibers that give it a fuzzy texture and a soft, velvety hand. That quality has made oriental carpets more difficult to work with in the past, but these clever cobblers have found a way to gently shave down the pile while preserving its lush feel and appearance.
In these Artemis Loafers, we recommend selecting the European equivalent of the smallest US size you wear. For example, if you are usually a US 10, but sometimes wear a 9.5, order a 42 in the Kilim Loafer. In the open-back Kilim Slipper, order one size larger than that (a 43 for the previous example).
US Men's 6: size 39
US Men's 7: size 40
US Men's 8: size 41
US Men's 9: size 42
US Men's 10: size 43
US Men's 11: size 44
US Men's 12: size 45
US Men's 13: size 46
US Men's 14: size 47
We believe that beautiful vintage Kilim textiles, made largely by women artists, deserve to be repurposed and preserved for admiration and enjoyment. Artemis makes beautiful things in a slow and careful way, using a treasured team of artisan suppliers and cobblers to ensure that their chain of production is hands-on, handmade, and brings as much pride as the products themselves.