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[Black canvas sakana tabi with tire tread soles]

[Black canvas sakana tabi with tire tread soles]
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tabi (Japanese socks)
L: 10.5 in, W: 4.0 in, H: 6.0 in
canvas
rubber
vinyl
copper

Taiwan, unknown

(2004.1.51)

Gift of Barbara Kawakami

Description

1 pair of sakana tabi or fisherman's tabi (Japanese style socks intended for outdoor use) : canvas, rubber, copper, vinyl ; 10.5 x 4 x 6 in.

Black canvas sakana or fisherman's tabi with rubber tire tread soles, split toe front, reinforced toe seam, and zigzag top stitching on sides of upper fabric; black vinyl or rubber tape around bottom edge and across toe. Secured with 3 copper kohaze metail fasteners (one is missing) and 2 or 3 rows of cord loops. Lined with natural canvas. Soles have wavy grooves and are imprinted "made in Taiwan" next to heel.

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