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Zori Did you know?

What is it?
Zori
What is it made of?
Straw/Rubber
Where is it from?
Japan
When was it made?
pre-1955
Object ID
AB 55-14 s2
Description

This is a pair of women's outdoor summer sandals, or zori. The zori are made of straw with dark rubber soles, and have v-shaped thonged straps with a striped pattern. The sandals have a floral pattern in faded turquoise and lavender embroidered on the top and symbols of pine, bamboo, and plum on the soles. The zori used to be part of a set with geta (wooden sandals) and tabi (socks).

Zori sandals are traditional Japanese footwear that are flat and have a thong strap. They are typically made of straw, cloth, lacquered wood, leather, or synthetic materials. They are similar to flip-flops (which first appeared as rubber imitations of zori) and are worn with traditional clothing, particularly with formal kimono, though modern zori are also worn in the summertime.

 

Credit
Donated by Miss Amy Crosby, 1955
AB 55-14 s2 Zori