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Mahatma Gandhi's last will and testament and the iconic sandals he wore in the 1920s sell at auction
By Leon Watson
PUBLISHED: 19:58 GMT, 21 May 2013 | UPDATED: 06:51 GMT, 22 May 2013
Mahatma Gandhi's last will and testament and a pair of his iconic sandals have been sold at auction along with 50 items of memorabilia.
The great man's size eight sandals - which he wore in the 1920s after being given them by a friend - sold for £19,000, £9,000 more than their asking price.
Sold: A pair of Gandhi's sandals from the 1920s that were given to a friend by the great holy man sold for £19,000, £9,000 more than their asking price
Other lots up for sale included a shawl, hand-woven by thread that Gandhi spun himself, and a rice bowl said to come from the house in India where Gandhi lived from 1917 to 1934.
There were also three of Gandhi’s delicately carved miniature figures depicting the wise monkeys; speak no evil, hear no evil, see no evil.
Gandhi gave many of the items to a close friend in 1924 when he was living at Palm Bun at Juhu in Maharashtra, India. They were passed down the friend's family over the years who then decided to sell the collection.
The memorabilia was offered by British auction house Mullock's in Ludlow, Shropshire.
Pictorial maxim: Gandhi's carved three wise monkeys which depict speak no evil, hear no evil, see no evil