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Zori Did you know?

What is it?
Zori
What is it made of?
Wood/Silk
Where is it from?
Japan
When was it made?
pre-1943
Object ID
AB 895 s3
Description

This very formal pair of zori (sandals) are made of five layers of board covered in orange, blue, and gold silk. The thonged toe straps are orange and gold and attached in a v-shape. The top layer of the zori has a geometric design in orange, white, and gold. They would have been worn inside with 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 Mrs. Edric Eldridge, 1943.
AB 895 s3 Zori