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Geta Did you know?

What is it?
Geta
What is it made of?
Straw/Wood/Velvet
Where is it from?
Japan
When was it made?
1910-1913
Object ID
AB 626
Description

This pair of wooden geta (sandals) have straw-covered soles. The wood used may be Paulownia wood, or "kiri" in Japanese. The straps are made of purple velvet and are replacements from roughly the 1960s for older greenish-brown straps. The undersides have a small metal fixture attached at the toes to hide where straps are tied.

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. F. Maurice Newton, 1934.
AB 626 Geta