Thoughtfully crafted, down to the last detail
Since our products are made from vintage textiles, each pair we make is completely unique! Even two pairs cut from the same carpet can look very different depending on placement of the pattern, borders vs. interior, etc.
The carpets themselves are vintage, generally with some sort of damage that makes them no longer suitable for use in a home. We repurpose the intact parts as shoes and accessories.
Yes! We photograph each pair of our one-of-a-kind shoes individually, so the two main images at the very top of the page are exactly what you'll receive. Additional images and videos are of other Women's Slippers, just to show you the style in action.
Unfortunately not. The beauty of our Kilim shoes and handbags is that each one is one of a kind, completely unique, and you will be the only person who has them! For this reason, we cannot replicate a pair of Kilim shoes that has already sold, or create a custom pair in your size. We use large pieces of Kilim textile to create the shoes, so it is possible that we have a similar looking pair in your size that is “cut from the same cloth”, but we cannot guarantee it, and we cannot re-create a “sold out” pair.
We release new batches of inventory most Thursdays at noon, and always notify our email list of what’s been added to the site. You can join the Flying Carpet Shoe Club to find out about new stock, new collections and the latest happenings at Artemis (and also to receive a 10% welcome discount!). We promise not to flood your inbox, and to only reach out to you if we have something really exciting to share!
Yes! The "Slipper" term just refers to the shape of the shoe, but the construction is exactly the same as all of our other styles: vintage kilim upper, leather sole & insole, and a rubber heel pad.