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Zori Did you know?

What is it?
Zori
What is it made of?
Wood/Cloth/Metal/Lacquer
Where is it from?
Japan
When was it made?
pre-1956
Object ID
AB 56-6
Description

This pair of zori (sandals) would have been worn by a young woman. They are made of red lacquered wood, and both shoes are somewhat chipped. Pink lines are painted on the sides; a floral design in pink, green, gold, and blue is painted on top of each sandal. The design is mirrored on each shoe. The zori's original black and fuchia straps have been replaced with purple ones. There is a metal flower on the toe of the shoe to cover the straps tied at the bottom. The shoes are hollow so that they make a pleasant sound when walking.

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 Mr. Edmund Johnson, 1956.
AB 56-6 Zori