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Geta Did you know?

What is it?
Geta
What is it made of?
Wood/Canvas/Leather/Metal
Where is it from?
Japan
When was it made?
pre-1940
Object ID
AB 821 b
Description

This pair of tall wooden geta (sandals) have an attached rain protector of black painted canvas. The thonged straps were once tan but have been replaced with dark brown straps. A metal fixture on the toe of each shoe covers where the straps are tied. The rain protectors are attached with elastic straps to the back of the shoe. The toe inset is lined with leather.

Geta are a form of traditional Japanese footwear that resembles both clogs and flip-flops. They are a kind of sandal with an elevated wooden base held onto the foot with a fabric thong to keep the foot well above the ground. They are worn with traditional Japanese clothing such as kimono or yukata, and also with Western clothing during the summer. Sometimes geta are worn in rain or snow to keep the feet dry due to their extra height compared to other footwear, such as zori (flat, thonged footwear).  

Credit
Donated by Mrs. Mahlon G. Baily, 1940
AB 821 b Geta