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AB 77-17

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What is it?
Tabi
What is it made of?
Cotton
Where is it from?
Japan
When was it made?
1960-1977
Object ID
AB 77-17
Description

This pair of tabi, or white cotton slippers, have a white cotton canvas sole. There are four metal and thread enclosures at the ankle, and the toe is split to fit around the thong of a traditional-type shoe (such as geta).

Tabi are traditional Japanese ankle-height, split-toe socks. They are unisex and worn with traditional thonged footwear, zori and geta. Most tabi are white, but patterned and colored tabi are becoming increasingly popular. 

Credit
Donated by Mrs. Jo Marsh, 1977
AB 77-17 Tabi