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Geta Did you know?

What is it?
Geta
What is it made of?
Wood/Straw/Brass/Cloth
Where is it from?
Japan
When was it made?
1925-1958
Object ID
AB 58-6
Description

This is a pair of child's geta (sandals). They have an orange lacquered wood outsole with a black and gold design of leaves and a thick black vertical stripe on the heel. The insoles are made of rice straw, and thonged straps in a v-shape are black and orange fabric with a diamond pattern. The orange and black undersole has arches with brass flower-shaped taps attached to the underside of the toes.

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. Henry A. Morss, Jr, 1958
AB 58-6 Geta