The history of the original kelim boots
In the early 70's I travelled a lot through Morocco and found many old kelims and carpets with holes in or dirty so that they couldn't be sold any more. That inspired me to use them for another purpose and gave birth to the first kelim boots and bags.
From 1972 on I offered them in my shops in the Netherlands and Germany.
At the end of that decade I took a break and finally in 1985 I settled on the island of Ibiza and from that moment on I started once again to produce the kelim boots.
Without any interruption from 1985 on we offer these boots on the local hippiemarkets and also online through our website.
About four years ago we were copied by a Dutch company which declared these boots as their invention. That was the moment when I created the brand name "Sabah Ibiza" to distinguish our boots from those who copied us.
Theo on the Las Dalias hippymarket 1985